Motorcyclist dies after crashing with car in hit and run

A motorcyclist from Coventry has died after crashing with a car in a hit and run.

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Map shows location of motorcycle crash hit and run

A motorcyclist from Coventry has died after crashing with a car in a hit and run.

Police say it is understood Dean Tilley, from the Hillfields area, was hit by a black Vauxhall Vectra.

The motorcyclist was travelling home from work along London Road, near to the junction with Abbey Road Credit: ITV News Central

The car did not stop following the crash at around 3:15am on Saturday. It was found abandoned nearby.

The 43-year-old died in hospital.

Police are appealing for information.

Motorcyclist dies after crashing with car in hit and run

A motorcyclist from Coventry has died after crashing with a car in a hit and run.

Police say it is understood Dean Tilley, from the Hillfields area, was hit by a black Vauxhall Vectra. He was travelling home from work along London Road, near to the junction with Abbey Road.

The car did not stop following the crash at around 3:15am on Saturday. It was found abandoned nearby.

The 43-year-old died in hospital.

Police are appealing for information.

We are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision…we’ve heard from one witness that said a red Micra was close by and, though not involved, the driver could have crucial information.

This person may have stopped at the time and spoken to emergency crews, it’s unclear, but we need them to get in touch.

This is a terribly tragic event that’s resulted in a man losing his life. We’re following up a number of enquiries but it’s vital that anyone who was in the area at the time, or anyone with information about the crash, contacts us. Even the smallest snippet of information, no matter how trivial it may seem, could be crucial.

I’m also appealing to the driver of the Vectra to come and speak to me. It may well be they are unaware of the seriousness of the incident so it’s important they make contact; we need to hear their side of the story so we can piece together exactly what happened.

– Sergeant Paul Hughes

Dean was a hard-working man from a private family. He was returning from working a night shift when this happened…we desperately need to find out what happened and ask anyone who knows anything about the collision to help the police.

– A statement issued on behalf of Mr Tilley’s family

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