Motorcyclist dies following collision with police vehicle in Co Londonderry

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By Rebecca Black (PA)

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a police vehicle in Co Londonderry.

Police said an investigation is under way into the crash in the vicinity of Maydown Police Station on Wednesday afternoon.

Inspector Cherith Adair, from the PSNI’s Collision Investigation Unit, said their thoughts are with the family of the motorcyclist who died.

“A report was received shortly after 1pm of a collision involving a police vehicle driven by a contracted member of police staff and a motorcycle in the vicinity of Maydown Police Station,” she said.

“Officers attended the scene along with our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, however the motorcyclist sadly passed away later in hospital.

“Our thoughts are with the family at this time and an investigation to establish the circumstances is now under way.”

She called for anyone with information or who has video footage of the collision to speak to officers.

“The Collision Investigation Unit is appealing to anyone who may have any information or to anyone who may have been travelling in the area at the time and captured any dash-cam or other footage that could assist enquiries to get in touch on 101, quoting reference number 701 of 19/06/24,” she added.

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