Motorcyclist dies after crash with lorry near Norwich

Salhouse Road at Rackheath near the NDR roundabout, the scene of a serious crash involving a motorbi

Salhouse Road at Rackheath near the NDR roundabout, the scene of a serious crash involving a motorbike. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Police have confirmed a motorcyclist has died after a crash with a lorry at Rackheath.

Salhouse Road at Rackheath near the NDR roundabout, the scene of a serious crash involving a motorbi

Salhouse Road at Rackheath near the NDR roundabout, the scene of a serious crash involving a motorbike. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Officers were called around 8.50am today to reports of a collision involving a motorcyclist and a Scania HGV on Salhouse Road.

The rider of the motorbike, a man aged in his 50s, died at the scene. The driver of the HGV was uninjured.

The road was closed in both directions whilst emergency services attended, and re-opened around 12.40pm.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision, particularly anyone who saw the manner of driving and riding prior to the incident.


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They are appealing to those with dashcam footage to come forward.

Witnesses should contact the Wymondham Roads Policing Team on 101.

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The Salhouse Road closure put extra strain on the already heavy traffic on Sprowston Road today, as it struggled to accommodate drivers going into Norwich.

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