Plympton man, 37, died after 'head-on crash with car'

Police have released more details about a fatal bike crash Plympton near the A38 yesterday afternoon, and issued a fresh appeal for witnesses. Earlier today, police sadly confirmed that a 37-year-old local man had died, and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service revealed bike burst into flames after the crash. Now police have confirmed the motorcyclist was from Plympton and died after being involved in head-on crash with a black Ford Focus Titanium car.

In an updated statement, a force spokesperson said: “Emergency services were called at 4.50pm following a collision involving three vehicles on an unclassified road between Deep Lane and Plympton Hill. “The collision involved a silver Triumph Street Triple RX motorcycle, a black Ford Focus Titanium and a white Scania breakdown truck. The motorcycle was involved in head-on collision with the Focus.

“The motorcyclist, a 37-year-old Plympton man, was pronounced deceased at the scene. “Officers from the Alliance’s Roads Policing Team attended alongside ambulance and the fire service. “A full investigation of the scene took place and officers are working to establish the cause of this collision.

“Police are appealing for any witnesses who were in the area at the time of the collision to contact them via  101@dc.police.uk  or by phone on 101 quoting log 535 of 6 January.” Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has said it was called to reports of a motorbike on fire following a road traffic collision at Deep Lane at 4.53pm. Firefighters also assisted ambulance crews with their efforts and made the crash scene safe.

A spokesperson said: “One fire appliance from Plympton was sent to a report of a motorbike on fire following a road traffic collision.

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The incident involved a motorbike and a car, on arrival fire crews confirmed that the motorbike was well alight.  The fire was extinguished using one breathing apparatus, on hose reel jet and a thermal image camera.  “Crews also made the scene safe by securing the vehicle with chocks and supplying lighting.  “A boom was also used to contain fuel and water run off.  Fire crews also assisted Ambulance with one injured male casualty.

Police were also on scene.”

Emergency services at the scene of a collision [file image]

A South Western Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at around 4.55pm to attend a collision reportedly involving a motorbike and car on the A38 in the Deep Lane area. “We’ve sent two land ambulance crews, an air ambulance crew and another paramedic to attend the incident.” This morning, a police spokesperson said: “At 16:52 hours on Monday 6 January 2020, Police were notified of a three vehicle road traffic collision on an unclassified road between Deep Lane and Plympton Hill, Plymouth.

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“The collision involved a silver Triumph Street Triple RX motorcycle, a black Ford Focus Titanium and a white Scania breakdown truck.

“The motorcyclist, a 37 year old local male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. “Officers from the Alliance’s Roads Policing Team attended the scene. “A full investigation of the scene took place and officers are working to establish the cause of this collision.

“Police thank the public for their patience while they investigated the scene.

“Police are appealing for any witnesses who were in the area at the time of the collision to telephone 101 quoting Log 535 of 6 January 2020.”

Yesterday evening it was reported that police, two ambulances, an air ambulance, paramedic and the fire service all attended the crash scene.

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