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Motorcyclist, 73, dies in road collision on the A1

Police report that a 73-year-old man has died following a collision on the A1 at Grantham.

Lincolnshire Police said:

‘We were called to report that a motorbike and its rider had collided with the central reservation of the southbound carriageway close to the A607 junction at 1.24 pm yesterday afternoon (Sunday 23 June).

‘As well as police, crews from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, EMAS, and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance responded to the scene.

‘The rider of the bike, which was a green BSA Goldstar, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and will be supported by specially-trained officers.

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‘Both carriageways were closed at the A52 junction southbound, and the A607 northbound while emergency services worked and initial investigations were carried out. The northbound carriageway was reopened just after 6 pm, and the southbound carriageway was opened at around 7.30 pm.

‘Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are now investigating the circumstances of the collision, and are calling for anyone who may have been driving in that area with dashcam to check their footage and see if they have captured the green BSA Goldstar motorcycle in the moments prior to the collision, or the collision itself. If you have, please contact us in the below ways:

By emailing Lead Investigating Officer, Sergeant Helen Allcroft by email at SCIUInvestigators@lincs.police.uk or call 01522 212316, quoting incident number 214 of 23 June.’

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