UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after Mansfield crash

The scene from Denner Drive. (Source: Facebook)
The scene from Denner Drive. (Source: Facebook)

A motorcyclist has died after a serious collision on Peafield Lane outside Mansfield today, (Saturday, March 11).

Nottinghamshire Police were called at around 3.30pm following the single-vehicle collision which involved a motorcycle. The motorcyclist - a man in his forties - died following the collision.

Peafield Lane has been closed since the time of the incident while police forensic collision investigators work to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision. The road is expected re-open later this evening.

Detective Sergeant Ash Thornton from Nottinghamshire Police said: "We are appealing for any witnesses or drivers with dashcam fitted to their vehicles who were in the area at the time of the collision to come forward.

“In addition we are keen to speak to the occupants of a black or grey Range Rover-type vehicle that we believe was travelling along Peafield Lane towards Clipstone around the time of the collision.

"We believe the occupants of this vehicle may have seen the motorcycle involved in the moments before the collision and would ask them to make contact with officers as soon as possible.

"If you witnessed the collision, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101. Any information - no matter how insignificant it may seem - could make the difference."

Neighbour Sally Giles said she witnessed the scene. She said: "I live just yards away from the accident an yes the road is still closed off the accident investigators are still there, its unbelievable how many accidents happen on this road it really is time something was done to try an prevent this keep happening. I worry for my partner everyday pulling out our drive as cars often speed by."

Michele Gooding said she was first on the scene.

She added Michele Gooding: "I rang emergency services at 3.16pm, only took them five mins to get to the scene.

"He'd only just picked up the motor bike and his wife and child was following him in the car."

The road is the same stretch were 16-year-old scooter rider Lewis Crouch was killed just over a month ago.

Lewis's mum, Cheryl Broughton, commented on social media after news of the accident broke.

She said: "Yet another accident. Just over five weeks ago we lost our son Lewis Crouch on that road. Something needs to be done."