Search for answers over death of motorcyclist, 60, after crash with 2 other riders and a lorry

Officers investigating a crash which claimed the life of a 60-year-old motorcyclist have urged witnesses to come forward. The rider died in hospital from injuries he sustained in the crash on the A47 Uppingham Road, Thurnby, last month. The incident happened shortly before midnight on Wednesday, July 3, and involved a lorry and three motorbikes, Leicestershire Police said.

One of the motorcyclists, a 60-year-old man, was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham but was later pronounced dead. A second motorcyclist was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment and was later discharged. The third motorcyclist and the HGV driver were not injured.

Road Closure on the A47 between Bushby and Houghton-On-The-Hill. Junction of A47 and Winkadale Close.

Photo by Peter Fothergill

Detective Constable Louise McMahon said: “We are continuing to investigate and are asking people to think back to if they were in the area at this time. “There were tailbacks of traffic in the area at the time due to an earlier incident. “Did you witness this collision involving a HGV and three motorbikes?

Did you see any of the vehicles beforehand? “Do you have any information which could help our inquiries? If you do have any information and have not yet contacted police, we urge you to do so.

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“Anyone who has any dashcam footage from the incident and who has not yet spoken to police should also make contact.”

Contact Det Con McMahon on 101.

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