Waterlooville motorcyclist dies in crash

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A Waterlooville man has died after the motorbike he was riding skidded into the opposite carriageway and crashed into a 4x4 car.

The 60-year-old died following the accident near Kirdford, Sussex, on Sunday.

The incident took place at the weekend

The incident took place at the weekend

The crash happened on the A272 Petworth Road at around 2.20pm and the road was shut for five hours. 

Sussex police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them.

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In a statement the force said: ‘A 60-year-old man from Waterlooville in Hampshire, was riding a black Yamaha Vmax 1700 east on the A272 Petworth Road, close to the junction with Wakestone Lane, when he skidded into the opposite carriageway, colliding with a black Jeep Compass.

‘He had been riding as part of a group when the collision occurred about 2.20pm on Sunday.

‘Despite the best efforts of emergency services, he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 3.07pm.

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‘The road was closed for approximately five hours and no other injuries were reported.’ 

Anyone who saw what happened, or anyone with dash cam footage, is asked to report it online here or by calling Sussex police on 101 quoting Operation Camelford.