Witness appeal after man dies in Hatfield A1(M) crash

PUBLISHED: 08:36 08 February 2014 | UPDATED: 13:24 09 February 2014

Police have appealed for witnesses to yesterday's fatal collision on the A1(M)

Police have appealed for witnesses to yesterday's fatal collision on the A1(M)


A motorcyclist has died following a crash on the A1(M) close to the Hatfield tunnel.

The tragedy unfolded yesterday evening (Friday) shortly before 7pm.

A man in his 20s was rushed to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, but died as a result of his injuries.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash, on the northbound carriageway shortly before the Hatfield tunnel.

The rider suffered serious injuries after losing control of his motorbike, a red Honda.

It is not yet clear why the rider lost control, but it is not thought the motorbike made contact with other vehicles.

It is believed that a number of vehicles were also in a separate minor collision as drivers took action to avoid the initial collision. No one else was thought to have been hurt.

Road Policing Sergeant Peter Scholes, who is investigating the incident, said: “I am keen to trace the driver of a dark-coloured vehicle that was travelling a short distance from the motorbike when the incident occurred.

“I’d also like to speak to anyone else who saw the motorbike before the collision when it was travelling either on the A1(M) or the A414 from St Albans.

“These people might have information that is vital to establishing what happened in the moments leading up to the collision.”

Anyone with information can contact Sgt Scholes via the police non-emergency number 101.

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