One man arrested after motorcyclist dies in A500 crash in Fenton

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A  man has been arrested after a motorcyclist died in a crash on the A500 in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway Fenton exit of the A500 at around 8.20pm last night (May 2).

Emergency services were called after a collision involving a motorcycle and a car.

Paramedics tried to save the 65-year-old motorcyclist’s life but he was later pronounced dead.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a man who had suffered very serious injuries.

“Sadly, it quickly became apparent that there was nothing that could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The car driver was not injured.”

Staffordshire Police say a 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released while the investigation continues.

Police are calling for any witnesses to contact them on 101 quoting incident 822 of 2nd May.

Meanwhile, thousands of drivers were caught up in long tailbacks today after a separate incident on the M6 southbound in Cheshire at 6.20am today (May 3).

A collision involving three HGVs, a car and a van between Junction 16 and 17 left two lanes closed and 90-minute delays stretching back past Junction 18.

All lanes have since reopened but delays remain.

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