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Motorcyclist dies after crashing into lorry

A motorcyclist has been fatally injured following a road traffic collision with a lorry near Lichfield.

West Midland Ambulance Service attended the scene. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Midlands Ambulance Service, including the air ambulance from Cosford, received a call at about 8.45am yesterday and responded to the crash. However, the motorcyclist was confirmed dead at the scene.

Crews arrived to find a motorcycle and lorry that had been in collision. The man riding the motorcycle had suffered serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest.

“Advanced life support was carried out by medics, with the support of an off duty fireman and retired police officer, but unfortunately despite their best efforts, sadly nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The driver of the lorry, a man, was assessed and discharged at scene.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Fatal 6-vehicle crash on M40 leaves one man dead

Traffic on the M40 Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

One man has died in a series crash on the M40 between J16 and J15, which happened at around midnight yesterday.

The accident involved three lorries and two cars and resulted in one vehicle catching fire. Significant damage has been caused to the road surface and restrictions are expected for most of the morning.

The collision is affecting both directions of traffic and has caused the motorway to close. However, there is a diversion in operation, which takes Southbound traffic North on the M42 to J6.

Warwickshire Police are appealing for any witnesses.

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