Man dies in bank holiday motorcycle crash

A man died in the crash on bank holiday Monday (stock photo).
A man died in the crash on bank holiday Monday (stock photo).

A man has died in a motorcycle crash on bank holiday Monday.

The incident occurred at around 9.40am on Monday, May 27, as a red motorcycle and a black Mercedes Sprinter van crashed at the junction of Middleton Stoney Road and Empire Road.

A 57-year-old man from Bicester who was the rider of the motorcycle died of his injuries.

The driver of the van was not injured.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses following the road traffic collision in Bicester.

Detective Constable Naomi Hames from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “I am appealing to anybody who was in the area of Howes Lane, Vendee Drive and Middleton Stoney Road at or around 9.40am on Monday and who may have seen a motorcycle on or leaving Vendee Drive to get in touch with police.

“I’m particularly keen to hear from anybody who has dash-cam or helmet-cam to please check this if you were in these areas at the time.

“I would also particularly like to speak to the drivers of two particular cars, who were not involved, but may have witnessed some of the incident.

“These vehicles are a dark coloured estate, similar to an Audi A4 and a grey SUV, similar to a Toyota Rav 4.

“Both of these cars were travelling behind a white van at the time of the incident.

“If you were a driver or passenger in either of these cars, please make contact with Thames Valley Police.

“You can get in touch by reporting online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43240246859.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the man who has died, and they are being supported by specially trained Family Liaison Officers at this time.”