Two killed in East Coast biker crash

TWO South Yorkshire men have been killed in a weekend motorbike crash as they rode back from a trip to the East Coast.

Monday, 3rd September 2007, 8:34 am
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2007, 9:32 am

The pair, both from Swinton, near Rotherham, were involved in a fatal collision as they led a convoy of four bikes back from Cleethorpes, on the B1203 at Swinhope near Market Rasen, on Saturday afternoon.

The rider was 43-year-old William Mansell, a lorry driver, of Manor Road, Swinton, and his pillion passenger was Martin Paul Rhodes, 31, a pipe fitter, also from Swinton.

Both men were taken to hospital after the collision with a car but died from their injuries.

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Police said they believed the bike was travelling in convoy with three other motorbikes from the Swinton area when the crash happened and they have appealed for witnesses.

• A motorcyclist from Darton, Barnsley, is in the Northern General Hospital with life-threatening injuries after crashing into a hedgerow at Clayton yesterday morning.

The 44-year-old was riding a 750cc Suzuki with a another biker when he lost control.