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Police appeal for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the M40

| March 12, 2021

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An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following a fatal road traffic collision on the M40 that claimed the life of a motorcyclist.

On Wednesday 10th March 20201, at around 5.40pm, a collision occurred on the northbound carriageway of the M40 at Junction 1a involving a blue Volvo XC40 and a Suzuki GSXR1000 motorbike.

Sadly the rider of the motorcycle, a man in his forties from Banbury, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

The driver of the car, a man in his fifties, was uninjured.

Investigating officer PC Kate Bishop of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘Sadly a man has died following this collision and our thoughts remain with his family.

We are investigating this collision and would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed it, and also would ask anyone with a dash camera to check their footage to see if it shows this collision or either vehicle driving on the M40 prior to the collision.

We are also interested in speaking with the driver of an Audi that was directly behind the collision when it occurred.

If you have information or dash-cam footage please call Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting reference 43210100736.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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