Man dies after motorbike crash near Hitchin

Police have thanked the public and media for their assistance after two teenagers were found in Stev

Police have thanked the public and media for their assistance after two teenagers were found in Stevenage today - Credit: Archant

A man has died following a motorbike crash in Langley, near Hitchin.

The man in his 40s, who was the rider of a Suzuki GSXR motorbike, which was travelling south on London Road (B656) on Thursday, August 21 at around 7.10pm, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital after the collision, where he died this morning.

The crash also involved a black Nissan Navaro pick-up was travelling north along the road when the Suzuki bike was in a collision with the Nissan.

An orange Honda CBR motorbike and a black Yamaha R1 motorbike, which were travelling south together on the road, then collided with the Suzuki bike. This resulted in the Honda bike leaving the carriageway.

The rider of the Honda bike, a man in his 20s, was taken to Lister Hospital with serious injuries. He is still in hospital in a stable condition.

The rider of the Yamaha bike, a woman in her 30s, was taken to Lister Hospital with minor injuries. She has since been discharged from hospital.

The driver of the Nissan, a man in his 40s, was uninjured.

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PC Jackie Lister from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit is investigating the incident and said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who died at this extremely difficult time. We are still in the process of fully investigating the collision and I would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision itself or the events leading up to the incident. Please contact me via the non-emergency number, 101, quoting reference ISR 601 of August 21.”

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