Leigh: Biker Dies After Hitting Pheasant

A motorcyclist from Leigh-on-Sea has died after his bike struck a pheasant in Northamptonshire.

road closed

The 54-year-old was travelling along the A6116 from Corby towards Thrapston on Saturday afternoon (12 October) when he hit the bird.

It caused him to swerve into a lay-by and hit a kerb.

He was airlifted to University Hospital in Coventry with serious injuries.

Witnesses to this collision, or anyone with information about it, should contact police Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Local News

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Simon Beale

1am - 4am

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Simon Beale

Stay tuned...

Watch heart TV

  • Now playing: Non-stop hit music

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Advertise Advertise in Essex

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter