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Biker killed at speed camera site

Published: 15 July 2008

A motorcyclist has died after being rear-ended by a car at a speed camera site.

Police have refused to officially confirm details of Saturday’s fatal collision but an insider said the accident report stated the biker had been braking for the speed camera.

An eye witness to the accident, on the A647 in Leeds, added: “The bike was lying almost on the white lines at the speed camera site. It was just after a speed limit change from 70mph to 60mph.

"You could tell the car had gone into the back of the bike. It didn’t take a genius to work out what had happened.”

West Yorkshire Police said in a statement: “Police are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on A647 Stanningley Bypass at 3.40pm on Saturday, July 12.

"A collision occurred between a Kawasaki motorcycle and a Toyota Corolla, both heading towards Leeds.

"The rider of the motorcycle, a 27-year-old man from Derby, received fatal injuries.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact North West Leeds Road Traffic on 0113 2395015.”