Visiting rider dies after promenade crash

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The motorcycle rider involved in a collision on central promenade in Douglas yesterday (Thursday) afternoon has died.

The 51-year-old man, who has not been named, was from Scotland.

Taking place at just before 2pm, the incident involved a bike and three cars, near to the Castle Mona shops. A section of the promenade was closed for around two hours following the crash.

The rider was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but died in early this morning.

Police are eager to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision occur and also those who may have been parked in the area of the shops at the time of the collision. If you can help, contact police headquarters by calling 631212.

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