Motorcyclist dies after accident in Quedgeley

A motorcyclist has died and his passenger is seriously injured in hospital after an accident on the A38 at Quedgeley this morning.

It happened shortly before 9am and involved a black Kawasaki motorbike and a lorry.

The motorbike was being ridden by a 43-year-old man from Stroud, who died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

A 21-year-old woman from Stonehouse was riding pillion. She was taken to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol where she is being treated for life threatening injuries.

The lorry driver, a 48-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

The road was closed until around 12:45pm. Any witnesses are asked to call Gloucestershire Police on 101 quoting incident number 103.

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