Woman, 71, arrested after a biker dies in a road collision in Solihull

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West Midland Police are appealing for witnesses after a man dies in a crash on Saturday evening (August 6) near Stonebridge Golf Club

A biker died in a collision with a car on a country road in Meriden, Solihull, on Saturday (6 Aug).

The man was riding along Hampton Lane, Meriden at around 5.15pm when he collided with a black Kia Sorrento near the junction of Somers Road and the entrance to Stonebridge Golf Club.

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The 33-year-old, from Coventry, was thrown from the motorcycle, which burst into flames, and he was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. His family – who have asked for privacy and don’t want us to identify the victim – are being supported by a police family liaison officer.

West Midlands Police arrested the car driver, a 71-year-old woman, on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs. She’s been released under investigation to give us time to carry out enquiries and receive test results.

Hampton Lane, Meriden, near the junction of Somers Road and the entrance to Stonebridge Golf ClubHampton Lane, Meriden, near the junction of Somers Road and the entrance to Stonebridge Golf Club
Hampton Lane, Meriden, near the junction of Somers Road and the entrance to Stonebridge Golf Club | Google Maps

Sergeant Julie Lyman from our Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “The woman was driving along Hampton Lane away from Meriden when the collision happened near the Somers Road junction. We’ve spoken to some witnesses who remained at the scene but I believe there are others who left before officers arrived.

“I need those people to come forward and tell us what they saw – and I’d appeal to anyone who was driving nearby and has dash-cam footage to also get in touch.”

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Email our Serious Collision Investigation Unit on [email protected] or call 0121 322 6098 and quote log 2674 from 6 August.

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