Man in his 50s dies after crash on Portland Beach Road

A man in his 50s has died following a crash on Portland.

The single-vehicle collision occurred shortly before 3am this morning and involved a white Honda motorcycle.

The rider of the motorcycle – a man aged in his 50s from Nottinghamshire – was taken to hospital for treatment.

Very sadly, he later died at hospital and his next of kin has been informed.

The road is currently closed to allow emergency services to safely deal with the incident.

Dorset Police were called to the incident at 2.43am.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward following the fatal crash.

Police Sergeant Lee Savage, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man at this difficult time.

“An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances of the incident and I am appealing for anyone who saw what happened, or may have relevant dashcam footage, to please come forward.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who drove through the location from Ferrybridge toward Portland between approximately 2am and 2.45am and may have important dashcam footage to help my investigation.

“Finally, I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while the road closure is in place.

“This is absolutely necessary to allow us to carry out a thorough examination of the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 27:76.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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