Lorry driver arrested after motorcyclist killed in crash on A38 at Quedgeley
4:21pm Sunday 21st October 2012 in Cotswolds news
A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed and a woman riding pillion has been hospitalised after a crash with a lorry.
A lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the crash, which took place on the A38 at Quedgeley yesterday.
Police are investigating and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
The collision happened shortly before 9am on Saturday, October 20 and involved a black Kawasaki motorcycle and a lorry.
The motorcycle was being ridden by a 43-year-old man from Stroud who was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin and the coroner have been informed.
A 21-year-old woman from Stonehouse was riding pillion. She was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol where she is being treated for life threatening injuries.
The lorry driver, a 48-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently helping police with their enquiries.
The road was closed until around 12:45pm whilst the emergency services responded to the incident.
Any witnesses to the collision that haven’t yet spoken to officers are asked to call Gloucestershire Police on 101 quoting incident number 103 of October 20.