A local motorcyclist has died following a collision on the A3 Ballacraine to Kirk Michael road.
The fatal accident took place at about 5pm yesterday (Sunday) between Handley’s corner and Barregarrow crossroads in the area of Ballaskyr Farm.
A Yamaha motorcycle was travelling from Handley’s towards Kirk Michael when it collided with a Nissan car which was pulling out of a driveway in that area.
A third vehicle, a Honda motorbike which was travelling in the same direction as the Yamaha, was also involved in the collision.
The rider of the Yamaha, a 59-year-old man from the island, was treated for his injuries by the public and paramedics at the scene.
He was airlifted to Noble’s Hospital but sadly died later that evening.
The rider of the Honda – a man from the UK – and a man from Northern Ireland who was the front seat passenger in the Nissan were also taken to Noble’s for treatment. They have both since been released.
The driver of the Nissan, also from Northern Ireland, was treated by medical staff at the scene.
The road was closed for several hours, while a collision investigation was carried out.
Inspector Dave Dobbie, who is the senior investigating officer said: ‘Investigations are continuing into this very sad incident.
‘I would like to thank members of the public and marshals who stopped and assisted with first aid and traffic management at the scene prior to the arrival of the emergency services.
‘I would ask anybody who has not already been spoken to by the police, who has either witnessed the collision, or has information in relation to it, to please get in touch with the roads policing unit at headquarters on 631212.’