Motorcyclist dies after A1(M) crash near Welwyn

PUBLISHED: 12:32 02 June 2017 | UPDATED: 08:13 08 June 2017

A man has died following a crash on the A1(M) this morning near Welwyn

A man has died following a crash on the A1(M) this morning near Welwyn

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A motorcyclist has died following a crash on the A1(M) near Welwyn this morning.

Emergency services were called to the northbound carriageway near Junction 6 (Welwyn) following reports that a motorcyclist had collided with the central reservation at around 7.30am.

A police spokeswoman said: “Officers attended the incident alongside the ambulance service and air ambulance.

“Sadly the rider was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officers are working to identify and locate the motorcyclist’s next of kin.

“The northbound and southbound carriageways were initially closed to allow the emergency services to work at the scene and investigate the incident.

“Some lanes remain closed. For information about the closures please follow Highways England on Twitter.”

PC Andy Ralph, from the BCH Forensic Collision Investigation team, said: “It is very important that we fully investigate the incident to try to establish the circumstances that led to the collision.

“In order to do this I am asking anyone who witnessed the collision, or the events leading up to it to contact me.

“Additionally, a lot of motorists have dash cams installed in their vehicles now and it’s possible the incident may have been captured on video. If this is the case, again please contact me so we can review this.”

He asked anyone with information to contact him via non-emergency number 101, quoting reference ISR 124 of June 2.

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