Motorcyclist dies in accident

By Cornish Times in Emergency Services

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision between two motorcycles in Launceston in which one man died.

Emergency services were called at 11.10pm yesterday (April 6) after the collision between the two bikes on the B3362 at Lezant.

One of the riders, a 49-year-old man from Beaworthy, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The other motorcyclist, an 18-year-old man from the Tavistock area, was airlifted to Derriford Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police closed the road for seven hours while a specialist forensic examination of the scene was carried out.

Officers from the Plymouth Roads Policing Team are appealing for witnesses to the collision and would also like to hear from anyone who saw the motorcycles travelling on the B3362 prior to the incident.

Anyone who can assist is asked to contact the team via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 986 of April 6.

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