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Motorcyclist dies after two-vehicle crash in Ovington, near Thetford

PUBLISHED: 13:48 03 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:30 03 September 2017

The crossroads on the A1075 between Watton and Shipdham where the motorcyclist died. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The crossroads on the A1075 between Watton and Shipdham where the motorcyclist died. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A second motorist has died after another serious road crash near Thetford in Norfolk this weekend.

The crossroads on the A1075 between Watton and Shipdham where the motorcyclist died. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe crossroads on the A1075 between Watton and Shipdham where the motorcyclist died. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A motorcyclist aged in his 20s died at the scene of a collision involving a red Triumph motorbike and a blue Volkswagen Beetle in Dereham Road in Ovington, between Watton and Shipdham in Norfolk, at 7.30pm on Saturday.

The road was closed while emergency services attended the scene, but reopened around 12.45am this morning.

• Around 12 miles away in Mundford at 5am on Saturday, an 18-year-old man died after a two-vehicle crash.

To help police with either incident, call 101.

Norfolk Constabulary statement

Police are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision in Ovington, near Thetford, yesterday evening (Saturday 2 September).

Officers were called at 7.30pm to Dereham Road following reports that a red Triumph motorbike was in collision with a blue Volkswagen Beetle.

The rider of the motorbike, a man aged in his 20s, sadly died at the scene.

The road was closed whilst emergency services attended and was reopened at around 12.45am this morning.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, has dash cam footage or anyone who may have seen the driving manner of either vehicle prior to the incident, should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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