Motorcyclist dies in road tragedy

The scene of the accident

The scene of the accident

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A motorcylist was killed in a road accident this afternoon (Wednesday).

It happened at about 12.30pm near the Bulgham Rocks on the Laxey to Ramsey coast road.

The collision involved a silver Volkswagen Golf and a Kawasaki motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, a 43-year-old man from Ramsey, died at the scene.

The driver of the car subsequently attended Noble’s Hospital, but was released after treatment for a minor injury. There were two passengers in the car who both escaped injury.

The road was closed for accident investigators to examine the scene.

It remained shut between Minorca crossroads and Dhoon Glen, and traffic was diverted via Ballaragh, until about 5.45pm.

A number of witnesses were spoken to at the scene.

The police appealed for anyone else who was present and who witnessed the incident but has not been spoken to, to contact police headquarters on 631212, or any police station.

The Coroner of Inquests has been informed.

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