A motorbiker died in a horror Evesham crash with a Ford Focus today (Monday, May 30) in front of distraught Aldi shoppers. Police closed the section of Davies Road near the budget supermarket as paramedics battled to save the rider.
An Air Ambulance was scrambled after the smash at 11.42am, but the 31-year-old man was declared dead at the scene. Police said his Honda VFR 748cc motorbike was in collision with a Ford Focus 1596cc as they traveled in the same direction down Cheltenham Road towards Morrisons in Davies Road.
Onlooker Devon Gardner, who lives in Lavender Fields, Evesham, described the distressing scene saying: “I was on my way to Home Bargains when I saw this. It was really upsetting.
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“Police were everywhere. There were seven police cars, two ambulance, a fire engine and air ambulance there to help the motorbiker. I could see a motorcycle lying on the ground inside the police cordon. It was horrible.”
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed one man had died following a road traffic collision in Evesham today, adding: “Upon arrival crews found the motorcyclist. He was assessed and had sustained life threatening injuries.
“Ambulance staff administered advanced life support at the scene. Unfortunately, it became clear that nothing more could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased.”
Police closed off the road in both directions shortly before midday and it was still closed at 5pm, but was due to reopen soon after that. Investigations into the fatal have been launched and officers urged any witnesses or motorists with dash cam footage to contact them.
A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “We are appealing for information following a collision that took place on Davies Road, Evesham. The incident took place around 11.50am on Monday 30 May.
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“Sadly the motorcyclist, a 31-year-old man, died at the scene of the incident. No other injuries were reported.
“Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw, or captured on dash-cam, the incident or the Honda [motorbike] being driven in the area around that time. “
Anyone with information for the police should call 101 or visit the West Mercia Police website’s Tell Us section quoting incident 159 of May 30.