More details emerge about fatal bike crash near A38

More details have emerged about the fatal bike crash near the A38 at Deep Lane in Plympton yesterday afternoon. This morning, police said a 37-year-old man from Plymouth was killed in a crash involving a silver Triumph motorcycle, a black Ford Focus Titanium and a white Scania breakdown truck. Now it has emerged the motorbike involved burst into flames after the crash.  Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has said it was called to reports of a motorbike on fire following a road traffic collision at Deep Lane at 4.53pm.

Firefighters also assisted Ambulance crews with their efforts and made the crash scene safe. A spokesperson said: "One fire appliance from Plympton was sent to a report of a motorbike on fire following a road traffic collision. The incident involved a motorbike and a car, on arrival fire crews confirmed that the motorbike was well alight.  The fire was extinguished using one breathing apparatus, on hose reel jet and a thermal image camera. 

"Crews also made the scene safe by securing the vehicle with chocks and supplying lighting.  "A boom was also used to contain fuel and water run off.  Fire crews also assisted Ambulance with one injured male casualty. Police were also on scene."

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A South Western Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at around 4.55pm to attend a collision reportedly involving a motorbike and car on the A38 in the Deep Lane area.

"We've sent two land ambulance crews, an air ambulance crew and another paramedic to attend the incident." This morning, a police spokesperson said: "At 16:52 hours on Monday 6 January 2020, Police were notified of a three vehicle road traffic collision on an unclassified road between Deep Lane and Plympton Hill, Plymouth. "The collision involved a silver Triumph Street Triple RX motorcycle, a black Ford Focus Titanium and a white Scania breakdown truck.

"The motorcyclist, a 37 year old local male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. "Officers from the Alliance's Roads Policing Team attended the scene.

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"A full investigation of the scene took place and officers are working to establish the cause of this collision. "Police thank the public for their patience while they investigated the scene.

"Police are appealing for any witnesses who were in the area at the time of the collision to telephone 101 quoting Log 535 of 6 January 2020."

Yesterday evening it was reported that police, two ambulances, an air ambulance, paramedic and the fire service all attended the crash scene.

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