Witnesses to crash in Braintree’s Bardfield Road needed after motorbike rider dies

PUBLISHED: 10:14 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:14 02 May 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash (stock image). Picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGE

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash (stock image). Picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGE

A woman died after the motorbike she was riding as a pillion passenger collided with a car in Essex.

The crash happened in Bardfield Road, Braintree, shortly after 4pm on Sunday between a blue Ford Fiesta and grey BMW motorbike.

Police, ambulance staff and firefighters attended.

A 41-year-old woman from Chelmsford was riding as a pillion passenger on the bike and she was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. However, she later died.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “She sadly died as a result of her injuries.”

The rider of the motorbike, a 34-year-old man, also from Chelmsford, was seriously hurt and remains in hospital.

The driver and passenger from the Fiesta were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries before being released.

Witnesses to the collision or anyone with information are asked to call the serious collision investigation unit at Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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