Motorcyclist dies in early morning Blackpool crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage of the incident

 

File photo of a police car attending an incident
File photo of a police car attending an incident

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a motorcyclist died following a crash in Blackpool this morning (June 19).

Lancashire Constabulary officers were called to Ansdell Road at 2.05am following reports a Benelli TNT travelling towards Waterloo Road had come off the carriageway while negotiating a bend, mounted the pavement and collided with a stationary Honda Jazz.

The rider of the Benelli, a 26-year-old man from Blackpool, was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sgt Andrew Hemingway, of West Tactical Operations, said: “This collision has tragically resulted in a man losing his life and my thoughts are with his loved ones at this extremely difficult time.

“We are now working to establish exactly what caused the collision and I would ask any witnesses or anybody with CCTV or dashcam footage which could assist our enquiries to get in touch.”

His family have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

Anybody with information is asked to email 4064@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0218 of June 19, 2021