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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.

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