Tragedy as motorcyclist dies in Hattersley collision.
Friday 2nd May 2014 @ 17:30 by Anna Fletcher

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a car in Hattersley.

The tragedy happened at around 9am on Monday as the 27-year-old was travelling along Ashworth Lane on a Skyjet motorcycle. Rapid response paramedics and an air ambulance were called, but the man was seriously injured and sadly died at the scene.

The air ambulance landed on grass close to the scene near the junction with John Kennedy Road. That road was closed for several hours between Hyde Road and Ashworth Lane as police carried out investigations, leading to long queues in the area during Monday morning’s rush hour.

Senior Investigating Officer, Paul Shore said: “We are continuing to investigate this collision where a young man has tragically lost his life. “We would ask anyone with information to contact police urgently.” Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information, is asked to call the police on (0161) 856 4741.