Lorry driver arrested after fatal crash on A38 in Quedgeley
A lorry driver has been arrested following a fatal crash on the A38 in Quedgeley this morning.
An HGV collided with a black Kawasaki motorbike on the bypass just before 9am this morning and the road was closed in both directions.
The motorcycle was being ridden by a 43-year-old man from Stroud who was announced dead at the scene. His next of kin and the coroner have been informed.
A 21-year-old woman from Stonehouse was riding pillion. She was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol where she is being treated for life threatening injuries.
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The lorry driver, a 48-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently helping police with their enquiries.
The A38 was closed for more than three hours between Coles Avenue and Waterwells Drive but is now fully reopen.
Police are appealing for information and any witnesses to the collision that haven't yet spoken to officers are asked to call Gloucestershire Police on 101 quoting incident number 103 of October 20.