Southend: Second Man Dies In Bike Crash

A second man has died after a head-on crash between two motorbikes near Southend Airport.

The collision happened when a red Vesper moped struck a blue Yamaha motorbike at the junction of The Candlemakers and Journeymans Way shortly before 9:30pm on Thursday (August 16th).

The moped rider, a 55-year-old man from Southend, was certified dead at the scene.

The blue motorcycle rider, a 22-year-old man from the Rayleigh area, sustained multiple injuries and was taken to the Royal London Hospital where sadly he died on Saturday afternoon (August 18th).

His pillion passenger, a 20-year-old man, also received serious injuries.

Anyone with any information about the crash is urged to contact Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or they can email the team at