West Mercia Police have today confirmed they are investigating after a motorcyclist was sadly killed in an accident in Rubery yesterday afternoon (Monday 29th August).
The accident, between a Honda Fireblade motorcycle and a grey Honda Civic, happened at around 2.30pm on the A38 northbound between the M5 Lydiate Ash island and Rubery.
The motorcyclist died at the scene of the collision and his next of kin have yet to be informed.
The road was closed for around five hours as collision investigators examined the scene.
Passersby, including West Midlands Ambulance Service patient transport staff, administered CPR to the motorcyclist before paramedic crews took over.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews were told that the man, who had come to rest on the central reservation, had initially collided with a barrier.
“One of the Trust’s Patient Transport vehicles had already stopped to offer assistance and together with bystanders were administering CPR on the man. Ambulance staff took over but unfortunately it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”
A 48 year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail until October.
West Mercia Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision and can help establish the events leading up to it.
If you saw the collision or have any useful information, please call police on 101 and quote incident number 436s of 29 August 2016.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends.
Image by West Midlands Ambulance Service