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Nelson biker killed in Blacko smash: photo

Accident victim Jeremy

Accident victim Jeremy "Jez" White.(S)

THIS is the 47-year-old motorcyclist from Nelson has died after a collision with a truck on the A682 Gisburn Road towards the moors above Blacko.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them to establish the cause of the crash on one of Britain’s most dangerous roads.

Father-of-two Jeremy “Jez” White from Pine Street was in collision with a Ford Transit pick-up truck and his motorcycle then hit a wall, throwing him into a muddy field.

An air ambulance attended and Nelson fire crews were called in to help lift the injured man into the helicopter.

A police spokesman said: “The 47-year-old motorcyclist, who is from Nelson, was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital where he sadly died as a result of his injuries.”

Mr White leaves daughters aged five and seven. He has been a regular bike rider and member of Burnley and District Motorcycle Club. He was on his Kawasaki 1100cc when the accident happened.

He was a building site foreman and was working at Settle in the Dales. He also regularly attended the Red Lion Hotel and Admiral Lord Rodney, Colne.

The accident happened at 4-35 p.m. on Monday on a long, straight stretch of road between Blacko Bar and the Moorcock Inn, near Blacko Tower.

Police say the Transit driver was not injured in the incident.

Sgt Steve Wignall from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “I would appeal to anybody that witnessed the collision to come forward and contact Lancashire police on 101.”

People with information can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

The A682 between Nelson and Long Preston is a road which has been identified as highly dangerous in the past – particularly for bikers.

In 2007, it was named the worst in the country by the Road Safety Foundation. It has also been named in the world’s top 10 dangerous roads in 2010.

 

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