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29 October 2012, 09:47
A motorcyclist has died following an accident in Purfleet.
Emergency services were called to the A1306 Arterial Road just before 4pm yesterday (Sunday October 28th) following a collision near the junction with Watts Crescent.
The incident involved a white motorcycle, a silver Transit van and a green HGV parked in a lay-by.
The rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 40s from Rainham, east London, died at the scene.
The van driver, a 53-year-old man from Purfleet, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and was later bailed until January 18th.
Any witnesses or anyone with information about events leading to the crash should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.