Solihull motorcyclist dies after bus stop crash

Police are appealing for information following the tragic incident

A motorbike rider has died after hitting a bus stop pole in Bentley Heath, Solihull, at about 6.30pm yesterday (Thursday 12 May).

The incident happened on Widney Road, and despite the efforts of the emergency services, the rider, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police closed off the road, near the junction of Tilehouse Lane, as initial investigations were carried out and it was reopened shortly after 1am today Friday.

Bentley Heath, Solihull (Google Street View)

Acting Det Sgt Chris Ridge, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts today are with the family of the motorbike rider who has sadly lost his life.

“We’re in the early stages of the investigation to establish exactly what happened and officers have already spoken with a number of people at the scene.

“We’d also appeal for any witnesses who we’ve not yet spoken with, or any drivers who were in the area and have dashcam footage, to get in contact.”

“Please message us at Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, call 101 quoting log 3428 of 12 May, or you can email investigators at [email protected]@.”

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