A motorcyclist was killed in a horrific late-night accident in Devonport. The 53-year-old Plymouth man was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle incident. A passing driver called the emergency services at 12.50am yesterday after finding the man at the side of Park Avenue. The accident took place near Devonport Park and the traffic lights at the junction of Ferry Road. The victim, who has not been named, had been riding a green Triumph motorcycle. Police and the ambulance service attended the scene and the man was pronounced dead. It is believed he suffered severe head injuries.
Investigating officers are appealing for information about the incident. A police spokesman said: “The single motorcyclist was found at the side of the road at about 12.50am. “No other vehicles were thought to be involved. “We would like to hear from any witnesses who either saw the incident or saw a green Triumph motorcycle in the area shortly before the incident. “The motorcycle was coming from the direction of the city centre – perhaps someone saw the vehicle passing the petrol station, by the mini roundabout linking to Fore Street, shortly before the location of the incident.”
THE FAMILY of a man who was killed after his motorbike came into collision with a bus have told how he “loved life”. Peter Ringrose, from Fore Street, Bugle, was riding a motorbike and sidecar on Roche Road, travelling towards Bugle, when he and a single-decker Western Greyhound bus collided at around 5pm on Saturday. The 46-year-old Imerys’ worker, who had ridden motorbikes for about 30 years, was pronounced dead at the scene. No one on the bus was injured. Mr Ringrose leaves behind his wife Tania Ringrose as well as daughters Victoria and Rebecca and two grandsons.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Call 101 quoting log number 593 of March 3, 2012, with information.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a Cullompton motorcyclist who was killed in a collision on the A35 near Honiton. Andrew Luckham, 48, known as Lux to his family and friends, was riding his black Kawasaki motorcycle in Offwell when the incident happened. He was in a collision with an Audi convertible driven by a woman in her 40s from the area just after 11am on Sunday. Despite the efforts of paramedics, an air ambulance crew and members of the public who stopped to assist, he was declared dead at the scene.
Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information should call police on the non-emergency number, 101, quoting log 366 of February 26 2012.
A motorcyclist has been killed following a collision with car near Truro early yesterday evening. This took place on an unclassified road at Cross Lanes, Twelveheads just after 5.15pm. Police said that the motorcyclist died at the scene, as a result of his injuries. The road was closed for almost eight hours, while police carried out an investigation of the scene, not reopening until 1am today. Police are now appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time or who saw the collision to contact them on phone number 101, quoting reference 597 of 13/11/11.
A 34-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a head-on crash in Cornwall at the weekend. The emergency services were alerted by a member of the public shortly after the crash on the A3058 Grampound Road – the main road between Summercourt and St Stephen in Mid Cornwall. The collision, which happened at around 11.30am on Saturday in the hamlet of Menna, involved a Mitsubishi Trojan four-by-four, a white Ford van and a silver Yamaha motorcycle. The rider, a 34-year-old man from the Helston area who has not yet been named by police, suffered fatal injuries after being thrown from the motorcycle which then burst into flames. Firefighters from St Dennis doused the fire using a hose reel. A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information in relation to the collision.”
A 41-year-old motorcyclist has died after crashing into a central reservation in Plymouth. Police said, the man, who was riding a Honda motorcycle is believed to be from the local area and died at the scene. The incident happened on the A386 Tavistock Road, above the A38 Manadon roundabout, at about 22:30 BST on Tuesday. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact police.