Dunmow motorcyclist dies after M11 collision

PUBLISHED: 17:06 16 January 2019

A vehicle which was earlier on fire on the M11 has been cleared to the hard shoulder. Picture: ARCHANT

A vehicle which was earlier on fire on the M11 has been cleared to the hard shoulder. Picture: ARCHANT

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A Dunmow motorcylist has died after a collision on the M11 today.

Police are continuing to appeal for information following the fatal collision on the M11 in Stansted, between junction 8 and junction 6.

The man, 63, died after a dark coloured small vehicle was in collision with his Suzuki GSF at around 5am.

The victim was wearing a distinctive helmet with green and white flashing lights at the time.

The vehicle involved in the collision failed to stop at the scene and witnesses have reported it was seen to be driving erratically before the collision.

Police are also currently investigating further reports of tailgating and undertaking.

The vehicle was travelling southbound and may have travelled through London or Hertfordshire.

Police are continuing their enquiries in order to find the driver and are supporting the motorcyclist’s family during this time.

Senior investigating officer Inspector Rob Brettell, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are reviewing dash cam footage and have spoken to a number of key witnesses, and are continuing our enquiries to find the other vehicle involved in this collision.

“The vehicle may well have damage to the driver’s side, possibly a dent or scratches to the paintwork. I urge anyone who has seen a vehicle matching this description or has any information that could help us identify the driver to contact with us.

“Has anyone arrived home tonight or at work this morning with new damage to their vehicles? Have you heard or spoken to someone who has mentioned having a collision early this morning?

“I suspect that the driver of this vehicle possibly drives the same route every day at a similar time. Even if you have the smallest amount of suspicion we want to know.

“I am also appealing for dash cam footage from anyone who was driving southbound or northbound on the M11 before, during and after this incident.

“Some motorists may not even be aware that they have captured something and this footage could be the key to solving this.”

“Anyone with information is asked to call our Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident 104 of January 16 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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