Man dies after A1 crash involving motorbike which closed road for hours

A stretch of the A1 southbound between Barrowby and Harlaxton has been closed off following an earlier serious accident
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A 73-year-old man has died following a collision on the A1 at Grantham. Lincolnshire Police were called to the southbound carriageway of the A1 close to the A607 junction on Sunday, June 23 after receiving a report that a motorbike and its rider had collided with the central reservation.

The call was received at 1:24pm and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue crews, as well as East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance also responded.

The rider of the bike, which was a green BSA Goldstar, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and will be supported by specially-trained officers.

Both carriageways were closed at the A52 junction southbound and the A607 northbound so that the emergency services could work and carry out initial investigations. The northbound carriageway reopened just after 6pm, whereas the southbound side opened at around 7:30pm.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are now investigating the circumstances of the collision. They are calling for anyone who may have been driving in that area with a dashcam to check their footage and see if they have captured the green BSA Goldstar motorcycle or the collision itself.

Anyone with footage should email lead Investigating Officer, Sergeant Helen Allcroft, at SCIUInvestigators@lincs.police.uk or call 01522 212316, quoting incident number 214 of June 23.