A 55-year-old visiting biker has died following a crash on the Mountain Road this morning.
The incident happend at around 6.45am at Hailwaood’s Rise and involved a BMW motorcycle which collided with the back of a Citroen C4 car driven by a local man.
The biker, who was from Bolton, Lancashire, was treated for his injuries by the public, police and paramedics at the scene, but was pronounced dead on his arrival at Noble’s Hospital.
The road was closed for several hours while collision investigation was carried out.
Senior investigating officer Inspector Dave Dobbie said: ‘This is a very sad outcome. I would like to appeal to anyone that has not been spoken to that may have witnessed the incident to get in touch with Roads Policing at Headquarters on 01624 631212.’