Passenger fighting for life after motorcyclist killed in A38 crash
A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a crash on the A38 in Quedgeley on Saturday morning.
The 43-year-old from Stroud died at the scene after a collision with a HGV.
A 21-year-old Stonehouse woman who was riding pillion is still fighting for her life at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
The crash happened just before 9am on the bypass between Coles Avenue and Waterwells Drive.
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The lorry and black Kawasaki motorbike collided as they were travelling down the northbound side of the carriageway near the junction with Kings Way.
Paramedics were called out to treat the motorbike rider and his passenger but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police closed the road for more than three hours while the crash was dealt with and traffic quickly built up along the B4008 and surrounding area.
The police helicopter could be seen hovering overhead as part of the investigation.
The road was reopened by 12.45pm.
The lorry driver, from Highbridge in Somerset, was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been released on bail until January.
The victims are yet to be named but the Stroud man's next of kin and the coroner have been informed of his death.
Inspector Joseph Tierney from Gloucestershire police said: "This was a tragic and traumatic event on a day with otherwise ordinary road conditions.
"One person has lost their life and another is seriously injured.
"We ask any members of the public who have any information about why this might have happened to come forward."
Any witnesses to the collision that have not already spoken to officers are asked to call Gloucestershire police on 101 quoting incident number 103 of October 20.
Information can also be given anonymously, via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.