Appeal for witnesses following fatal collision in Widnes Date published: 11th February 2019 10.46am

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a motorcyclist died following a collision in Widnes.

At around 3.30pm on Friday 8 February officers were called to reports of a collision on Ditton Road near to Feralco.

Officers attended the scene and found there had been a collision between a black Volvo skip lorry and a black & red Yamaha motorcycle.

Sadly, the rider of the motorbike- a-59-year-old man from Latchford - sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

His family have been informed and they are being supported by specialist officers.

The driver of the skip lorry - a 58-year-old man from St Helens - was uninjured.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

As part the investigation officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information or dashcam footage which may aid the investigation.

Officers are particularly keen to trace a van and a HGV which were both seen in the area around the time of the collision.

They would also like to hear from anyone who believes they may have seen either of the vehicles involved prior to the collision.

Anyone with information in relation to the collision should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 316404, give the details via or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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