A 28-year-old motorcyclist – named locally as Luke Chapman – has died at the scene of a serious crash in Swindon yesterday evening.
Emergency services, including three Wiltshire Air Ambulance medics, responded to the road traffic collision on Penhill Drive at around 8pm.
The motorcycle and a white Peugeot 208 car collided on the junction with Durnford Road.
Despite a huge emergency response and medics’ best efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Peugeot, a 24-year-old man from Swindon, has been arrested in connection with the crash and is currently in police custody.
Dozens of local residents, including friends of the fatally injured man, were lining the streets around the scene of the crash. Many were hysterical as they watched 999 crews work to attempt to save his life.
The road was closed until gone midnight as Tri-force Roads Policing Unit carried out and investigation. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call them on 101.
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