Police continuing to appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist left with life-threatening injuries


Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward following a collision on the A34 in Handforth.

Just after 1pm on Thursday 1 July a report was received of a collision involving a white and blue Suzuki motorbike and a white Ford Transit van on the A34 between the Polar Ford roundabout and the Tesco Handforth Dean roundabout on the northbound carriageway.

The rider of the motorbike, a 47-year-old man, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

As part on ongoing enquiries, officers are keen to speak to the driver of a black vehicle who may have witnessed the collision taking place.

Sergeant Simon Degg said: "As part of our investigation we are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have information that could assist.

"We are particularly keen to hear from the driver of a black vehicle that was travelling near the scene at the time of collision as we believe they could have some information that would help us with our investigation.

"The same goes to anyone who has dashcam footage of the collision or the aftermath and has not yet submitted it to us to please do so."

Anyone with any information is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 1026734 or report it via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report

Information can also be reported to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or report it via https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Eric Butterworth
Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 4:25 pm
The A34 By-Pass will always be an accident waiting to happen when White Van Man , motorbikes and those with supercars , all want to thrash their vehicles , over and undertaking slower moving vehicles , it’s only a matter of time until a fatal accident happens . The only way to stop the speedsters ( especially at the weekend and Bank Holidays ) is to install speed cameras but those in Authority , seemingly are turning a blind eye !
Paul Millett
Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 6:04 pm
So Eric knows that inappropriate speed was a cause of the crash. Has he contacted the police with what he knows?
Pete Taylor
Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 7:23 pm
@Paul Millett: I can't see that Eric was referring to this particular "accident".

I was driving back from the Tesco filling station to Wilmslow this evening, prior to the football game and I have never seen such fast driving on a public road. Incidentally I've been an accredited motor sports photographer for many years, so I have a general awareness of how fast things are travelling.

Average speed cameras are desperately needed.
John Harries
Wednesday 14th July 2021 at 5:04 pm
Other local social medium's have 'identified' vehicle excess noise 'nuisance' on the increase in the area, anyone using the A34 dual carriageway's can see what causes it everyday of the week - speeding vehicles, commercial vehicles always in a hurry but more specifically cars (and motorcycles) of all sorts emulating noisy racers with modified engines/exhausts plus a fair number of exotic/expensive 'carriages' that seem to abound the area!
For some (and IMHO they are irresponsible idiots) it's a racetrack and in particular, the single carriageway section by-passing Alderley Edge has seen a number of fatal accidents. The National Speed limit (70mph) just isn't enough for some people and with 6 roundabouts along the dual carriage section there isn't even a single mile stretch of uniterrupted roadway.
Pete Taylor has pointed out the solution - speed averaging cameras. I abhor the damn things but there is no other way to stop the increasing assault on our lives of excess speed and noise.