Motorcyclist dies following collision on A53 in Oakley Folly

A 21-year-old motorcyclist has died following a collision on the A53 in Oakley Folly between Market Drayton and Loggerheads.

Emergency services received several reports of a red Kawasaki motorcycle colliding with a red case IH tractor towing a green trailer at around 7.25pm. A blue Ford Kuga was also involved.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “An off-duty doctor and bystanders were already performing CPR on a man, the motorcyclist, when ambulance staff arrived on scene.

“Sadly, despite best efforts, nothing could be done to save the motorcyclist and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.

“The driver of the tractor and car involved were assessed by ambulance staff but both were discharged on scene.”

Police say the family of the motorcyclist, who was from Newcastle-under-Lyme, are being supported by specially trained officers.

Witness appeal

Sergeant Richard Moors from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is a devastating collision where a young man has sadly lost his life.

“We are now asking for anyone with any information, or who may have witnessed what happened, to get in touch and help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 639 of 4 November, call 101, alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email CIU@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk.

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