Woman biker dies in crash with lamppost in Plymouth

A FEMALE biker was killed after the motorcycle she was riding crashed.The 45-year-old woman – named today by police as Cryste Robinson from Staddiscombe – is understood to have been riding a Harley Davidson motorbike along Staddiscombe Road near Staddiscombe at around 7.10pm yesterday, Sunday 27th May.  Her husband Mike Robinson paid tribute to her online today. He said: “At 7pm last night my beautiful wife was killed while riding her motorcycle. I already miss her more than I can ever say, she was my whole world.”

Early reports suggest the bike collided with a lamppost around 100 metres on from the junction of Coleman Drive, close to The Staddy pub, while the vehicle was heading towards Down Thomas. Police said passers-by stopped to assist Ms Robinson shortly afterwards and paramedics were called but despite the efforts of all those present – including an off-duty police officer – Ms Robinson died at the scene. It is understood members of her family arrived at the scene shortly afterwards.

Officers from the Collision Unit at Crownhill Police Station are now carrying out a detailed investigation into the incident and anyone with information or who may have witnessed the grey motorbike in the lead-up to the incident should call police on 101 quoting police log number 751 of 27/05/12.

Plymouth woman charged over death of biker on A38

A WOMAN has been charged in connection with a traffic incident which resulted in the death of Plymouth father-of-three Paul Henderson. Devon and Cornwall Police yesterday announced that a 57-year-old Plymouth woman has been charged with ‘causing death by careless / inconsiderate driving’ following the fatal road traffic collision on January 30 this year. The woman has been bailed to attend Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on June 6. Mr Henderson, a Plymouth motorcyclist, died after a collision involving his blue Triumph Tiger motorcycle and three other vehicles. The incident happened on the St Budeaux slip-road on the A38 Parkway. Following his death his devastated family members and friends described him as a “gentle giant”. The 45-year-old left behind his wife, Jackie, his sons Robert and Andrew, his daughter, Sarah, his parents, Carol and Gordon, as well as his brother and sister, David and Julie. He also left his two grandchildren, Harvey and Azura and his future grandchild who is due in the summer. In a heart-felt tribute the family said: “Paul was nothing but a saint, a gentle giant who was not just a husband, father, son, brother or grandson, but the whole foundation of his family. “Words cannot describe how much he is going to be missed by everyone.”

Motorcyclist found dead on Plymouth road

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.”

Tributes paid to motorcyclist killed in collision with bus on Saturday

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.

Motorcyclist killed in Devon A35 crash

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.

Plymouth biker Paul Henderson killed in A38 crash

A PLYMOUTH motorcyclist was killed in a four-vehicle rush-hour crash on the A38 at St Budeaux. The 45-year-old man, named locally as Paul Henderson of West Park, died at the scene of the collision on the Parkway.

A 57-year-old woman motorist, also from Plymouth, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. She was still in custody last night as The Herald went to press and was released overnight on bail until April 30. A blue Triumph Tiger motorbike, two cars and a van were involved in the accident yesterday at the bottom of the St Budeaux eastbound onslip. The accident came as emergency services dealt with a string of other crashes during the morning, causing long traffic delays. The emergency services were alerted to the St Budeaux crash at 6.57am by a member of the public. The road between Weston Mill and Crownhill was closed for almost eight hours, causing miles of tailbacks into South East Cornwall. Traffic delays were worsened by further rush-hour collisions, including three on the A38. There were also two more crashes involving motorbikes, on Outland Road and in Compton. No further serious injuries were reported.

Response Inspector Martin Taylor said: “We had a call three minutes before 7am from someone saying they were giving first aid to a motorcyclist who was badly hurt. “The emergency services attended but unfortunately he died of his injuries at the scene. There were four vehicles at the scene – a motorcycle, two cars and a van. “There is an investigation ongoing as to the dynamics of the collision, who was involved and in what order.”

Motorcyclist dies in crash near Truro

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.


Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash in Cornwall

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.”

Motorcyclist dies crash – Plymouth police appeal

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.

Biker dies in early-morning crash after police try to stop him

A BIKER has died after he came off his motorcycle while being followed by police. The man, who is believed to be in his 40s, died after crashing on Mannamead Road in Plymouth. No other vehicle was involved in the crash, which happened at about 4.20am yesterday. The road was closed for seven hours after the accident as police cleared up and carried out investigations. A police spokesman said last night that a patrol car with two officers saw the motorcycle. Because of the way in which it was being ridden they decided to stop check the vehicle and rider. “The officers lost sight of the motorcycle whilst following it and then came across it after it had been involved in a collision,” a police spokesman said. The officers tried to resuscitate the rider. The man was taken to Derriford Hospital where he died a short time later.