Motorcylist (42) dies after collision with JCB

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A man has died after his motorbike was in collision with a JCB in Simonstone yesterday afternoon.

The 42-year-old motorcyclist was travelling along Blackburn Road at 4-40pm in the direction of Clayton-le-Moors when police said the JCB, which was going in the opposite direction, turned right into his path.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene but the motorcyclist, who officers said is from the local area, died from his injuries.