Delays expected as motorcyclist dies after crashing into tree in Birmingham

Emergency services are at the scene Credit: PA

A motorcyclist in his 20s has died this morning after a collision with a tree in Birmingham.

Police said it happened in Bristol Road, near Bournville Lane.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 2am. They currently remain at the scene and say the road is still closed.

Birmingham Police posted on social media about the earlier road closure.

It reads: "Road closure. Bristol Road near to Bournville Lane, in Birmingham.

"Sadly, a motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, has died after colliding with a tree. Emergency services are at the scene and the road is currently closed."

West Midlands Police added in a statement: "Our thoughts remain with the man's family and loved ones at this sad time."

Traffic information service Inrix has also posted about the incident.

The update reads: "A38 Bristol Road Southbound is closed due to serious accident from Witherford Way to Bournville Lane. Traffic is coping well.

"A motorbike has reported to have collided with a tree."

Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to contact them.