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Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a crash in Lichfield.

The incident happened at the junction of Grange Lane and Eastern Avenue at 7.30pm yesterday (16th June).

A black Yamaha motorbike and a white Audi were involved in the crash.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said:

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of paramedics, a man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The man’s next of kin have been informed and his family are being supported by specially-trained officers.

“Witnesses who may have seen the vehicles before the collision or anyone with relevant dashcam footage is asked to contact police.”

Staffordshire Police spokesperson

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident 668 of 16th June.

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9 Comments

  1. RIP.

    The bypasses in Lichfield mostly have 40MPH speed limits and when I do the speed limit I have aggressive drivers tailgating or trying to overtake. The road into Lichfield from Longdon also has a number of aggressive drivers that have no regard to the speed limits. I have seen a police camera van once and never seen any other enforcement.

  2. Does there have to be another death before traffic lights are installed at this dangerous junction?

  3. It’s very sad to hear of the death of a young man like this.

    Drivers trying to cross Eastern Avenue (from Grange Lane to Grange Lane) in one jump, rather than doing it a lane at a time (a thing which necessitates a wait in the central reservation) create great danger.

  4. This crossing has no defined priority for vehicles entering or egressing the junction and causes confusion. As already stated traffic lights or a roundabout are the best alternative.
    Road planners only consider the cheapest option. A prime example is the wall island debacle where vehicles queue to weeford on the A5 when a flyover would have solved the problem.

  5. The roads seem to be getting more and more dangerous these days with an increase in lunatic drivers with very little intelligence endangering other roadusers with their moronic behaviour!

  6. Going to university with this ambitious, kind, hopeful man and finding this out has really shocked me – condolences to the family, I remember the first time we met bro I wish we kept in contact more, I’m really sorry, rest easy brother

  7. Firtsly can I say how sorry to family and loved ones of the rider,I drove passed the incident while paramedics were in attendance,on a poorly surfaced road surface so close to ambulance and police services, it seems common sense to rethink traffic restriction/lights at this dodgy grange lane junction!!? Respectful regards Jx

  8. Sad news. We all fear this won’t be the last serious or fatal accident in our area. The roads are in an appalling condition, poorly policed and very busy. Sort it out please LDC, SCC and local Police.

  9. I knew the victim at university, and I’m sorry we fell out of contact. He was a kind and funny young man, and didn’t deserve this. RIP.

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