Motorcycle Accident As Biker Dies In Tractor Smash

Motorcycle Accident

08.04.2009

A motorcyclist has been killed after colliding with a tractor in an accident in South Yorkshire.

The 38-year-old biker suffered fatal injuries in the crash on the A57 Manchester Road at Hollows Meadow near Sheffield.

Police revealed that the tractor was pulling out of Ronksley Lane when the rider collided with the vehicle on his powerful green and purple Suzuki TL1000.

An investigation has been launched by officers and a 62-year-old man was arrested and bailed after questioning.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to contact South Yorkshire Police.

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David Urpeth from law firm Irwin Mitchell said: "This is another tragic bike crash leading to the death of a biker.

"We are approaching the warmer weather when more riders will be on the roads.

"As a motorcyclist myself, I would urge drivers to take extra care and be on the lookout for riders of bikes so as to reduce the numbers of riders killed each year in the UK in road traffic accidents.

"Sadly, all too often I have to help those injured or killed in bike crashes claim compensation following road crashes."