Biker killed after crash with tractor

Fatal motorcycle accident between two bikes and a tractor on the A631 with the junction of Church Lane Harpswell G120814-1b
Fatal motorcycle accident between two bikes and a tractor on the A631 with the junction of Church Lane Harpswell G120814-1b

FLORAL tributes lay at the scene where a biker died after a crash with a tractor.

Emergency services were called to the A631 at the junction with Church Lane in Harpswell, near Gainsborough, at around 4.30pm on Sunday 12th August.

Camron Lee Mangham, 41, of Colliery Road in Bircotes, Notts, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Mangham was riding a blue Yamaha 1000cc bike which collided with a Massey Ferguson tractor.

Another motorcyclist on a 1000cc black Suzuki bike was also involved in the crash.

Two other motorcyclists from the Doncaster area were riding with them at the time, but did not crash.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw the motorcycles or the tractor prior to the collision to contact them by calling 101.

The A631 is already designated a ‘Red Route’, signifying the high number of deaths that have happened as a result of the hazardous nature of the road.

Last month a biker was air lifted to hospital after a crash with a tractor on the A631 at Gringley on the Hill, Notts.

The number of people killed or seriously injured on Lincolnshire’s roads in 2011 was 485.

The figure is high, but it is significantly lower than a decade ago. In 2002 there were 739 serious injuries or fatalities.

The latest death raises the number of motorcyclists killed in Lincolnshire this year to six - one more than the same period last year.

So far this year there have been 24 motorcyclists killed or seriously injured in the county - compared to 49 in the first part of 2011.

"While we have seen a big improvement, it is still a significant problem," said partnership spokesman Steve Batchelor.

“Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and all other agencies have a wide programme of activities to try and educate road users, ranging from enforcement to education and training.”

Mr Batchelor said the weather had deterred some bikers this year, but April to October still tends to be the busiest time for motorcycle accidents.

"In a rural county like Lincolnshire we will always have a high number of motorcycle incidents. We have all different kinds of vehicles travelling on national speed limit roads."

"We have agricultural vehicles, motorcyclists going to the coast, heavy trucks driving produce around, caravans, cars and pedal cyclists. It is very difficult to ensure everybody is able to stay safe."