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Last updated: Friday 27th February 2015, 11:35am

Motorcyclist killed in A35 accident

A 26-year-old man from Lyme Regis had died following an accident involving a motorcycle and lorry on the A35.

The accident occurred at about 5:30pm yesterday (Thursday) on the eastbound carriage of the A35 at the junction with Elsdon’s Lane, near Monkton Wyld, Charmouth. 

A red Volvo rigid goods vehicle being driven by a 23-year-old man from Exeter collided with an orange motorcycle driven by the man from Lyme Regis.

The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, where he later died. Police reported his next of kin have been informed.

The lorry driver was arrested and released on police bail pending inquiries.

The road remained closed for several hours while collision investigators determined the cause of the accident. Anyone who witnessed the accident or the manner of driving of the two men involved is asked to contact police on 101 quoting crime reference number 26:313.

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