TWO motorcyclists were killed on open roads yesterday (Tuesday).
Around 6.57am a three vehicle road traffic collision happened on the TT course at Cronk-y-Voddy. The collision involved a Dennis refuse collection wagon, a blue and white Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycle and a red and white coloured Yamaha R6 motorcycle, which had all been travelling towards Kirk Michael.
The bin wagon had stopped. The two following motorcycles have subsequently become involved in a collision, said police.
As a result of the collision the rider of the Suzuki motorcycle sustained fatal injuries and the rider of the Yamaha motorcycle was taken to Noble’s Hospital for treatment. The occupants of the bin wagon were uninjured.
The road was closed for about eight-and-a-half hours while police carried out enquiries at the scene.
Police want to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or remembers seeing any of the vehicles described immediately before the collision.
Meanwhile, around 11.30am on Tuesday a two vehicle collision happened at Bulgham on the main Ramsey to Laxey coast road.
Involved in the collision was a blue and white Suzuki motorcycle, being ridden by a man from the North East of England and a red Citroen motor car, being driven by a local man, who had his wife travelling with him as passenger.
At the time of the collision, the motorcycle was being ridden north, with the car travelling in the direction of Laxey. As a result of the collision, the rider of the motorcycle sustained fatal injuries. The occupants of the other vehicle were uninjured.
The road was closed for approximately six hours while police conducted enquiries at the scene.
Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this collision and in particular the occupants of a white car, which was travelling north and that stopped at the collision scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit at Police Headquarters on 01624 631212.