Two-vehicle collision on M40 involving motorbike claims life of a Banbury man

A two-vehicle collision involving a motorbike on the M40 has claimed the life of a Banbury man.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:59 pm
A two-vehicle collision involving a motorbike on the M40 has claimed the life of a Banbury man.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to the fatal road traffic collision.

The collision happened between a blue Volvo XC40 and a Suzuki GSXR1000 motorbike on the northbound carriageway of the M40 at Junction 1a. The collision happened around 5.40pm on Wednesday March 10.

Sadly a man in his 40s from Banbury, the rider of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

The driver of the car a man in his 50s 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.”