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Motorcyclist from Bolton dies on Isle of Man

A 55 year old motorcyclist from Bolton has died on the Isle of Man.

The man collided with a local driver this morning at approximately 6:45 AM on Hailwood's Rise on the Mountain Course, crashing into the rear of the local's Citroen C4.

Members of the public, police and paramedics at the scene tried to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead on his arrival at Nobles Hospital.

The Mountain Road was closed for several hours, whilst collision investigation was carried out.

This is a very sad outcome. I would like to appeal to anyone that has not been spoken to that may have witnessed the incident to get in touch with Roads Policing at Headquarters on 01624 631212.

– Inspector Dave Dobbie

More accidents on Isle of Man's Mountain Course

A motorcycle rider has been flown to hospital on the Isle of Man after a crash at the Black Hut on the Snaefell Mountain Course.

This afternoon police closed the road after two separate crashes occurred.

The course reopened an hour ago but has only a short time ago had to close again, after a statement from Isle of Man Constabulary via Facebook said there are now two more incidents they are dealing with.

The two incidents are between Ramsey and the Bungalow and an RTC at Kate's Cottage - the road has just reopened all along the Course.

For updates on road closures, follow @iompolice or search 'Isle of Man Constabulary Media Page' on Facebook.

Isle of Man police seeking witnesses of motorcycle crash on Mountain Course

The 26th Milestone is dedicated to Joey Dunlop, a Northern Irish rider who won 26 TTs

Isle of Man Police are looking for witnesses who may have seen a collision between two motorcycles which resulted in serious injuries.

The collision, which occurred yesterday evening at roughly 4:40pm, was on the Snaefell Mountain Course nearest to the 26th Milestone (Joey's).

Those involved were a black Honda CBR900 motor cycle, which was ridden towards Douglas by a male from Suffolk. The other motorcycle was a black Honda CBR600 motor cycle driven by a male from Gosport.

The rider of the Honda CBR900 received serious injuries and was taken to Nobles Hospital. He was then transferred to a UK hospital.

The Mountain Course is frequently used by tourists who are visiting the International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race for a fortnight each year.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Police Headquarters on 01624 631212.

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