A ROAD near Ellesmere remains closed following a crash which claimed the life of a motorcyclist.

The crash took place on the A528 between Cockshutt and Ellesmere close to midday on Wednesday, April 26 following a two-vehicle collision between a motorcycle and a digger vehicle.

Two ambulances were sent to the incident along with a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford but West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).


A WMAS spokesperson said: "Ambulance crews arrived on scene to discover the motorcyclist, a man, in a critical condition.

"Police colleagues were already performing CPR before ambulance staff began administering advanced life support.

"However, despite everyone’s best efforts, it sadly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene."

Police confirmed the enquiries remain ongoing and that the road remains closed with diversions in place.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "At around 11.50 am this morning on Wednesday, April 26 police responded to a two-vehicle collision on the A528 between Cockshutt and Ellesmere.



"The collision involved a digger vehicle and a motorcycle.

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"The rider of the motorcycle was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene – his next of kin have been informed.

"The road remains closed while collision investigaters carry out their enquiries."