Biker dies in crash near Southam

According to an eyewitness the cyclist has been taken away in an ambulance
According to an eyewitness the cyclist has been taken away in an ambulance

A motorcyclist died in hospital after a crash near Southam yesterday (Sunday, May 7), with police appealing for witnesses.

A black Suzuki motorbike was being ridden along Welsh Road West, near Bascote, at around 1.10pm when the it is believed to have left the road, collided with a road sign and come to rest in a ditch.

Two air ambulances, as well as several paramedics and police, were sent to the incident.

A person with links to Red Cross was at the scene helping the biker when West Midlands Ambulance Service crews arrived.

The motorcyclist – a man in his 30s – suffered head injuries and was airlifted to University Hospital in Coventry where he later died.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who saw the incident, who saw the vehicle and the manner in which it was being driven prior to the collision or who can help with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Anthony Yates at Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 186 of May 7.