Tragedy as Rotherham lorry crash claims life of biker

A 33-year-old biker has sadly died after being involved in a crash in Rotherham[1]. South Yorkshire Police[2] were called to Hoober Lane at 9.30am on Tuesday (July 2) after receiving reports of a collision between a white Volvo heavy goods vehicle and a black Honda Fireblade motorcycle. Emergency services, including the air ambulance service also attended.

Despite the best efforts of medics, the rider of the motorcycle, a 33-year-old man, sadly died at the scene. His family are currently being supported by officers, police say. The driver of the HGV remained on the scene and assisted officers with their enquiries.

Hoober Lane was closed for a period of time while emergency services conducted their work, but has since re-opened. Police are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward. A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police[4] said: "We are now asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or was in the areas and has dashcam footage that could assist officers in their investigation to come forward.

"You can get in touch by calling 101, through our website or through our live online chat. Please quote incident number 208 of July 2, 2024 when you get in touch. You can report online here[5].

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