Motorcyclist dies after crash near Weymouth

Motorcyclist dies after crash near Weymouth

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 6:37am 9th December 2019.

There's been a fatal accident on the road between Chickerell and Portesham.

Dorset Police were called at 5.38pm yesterday afternoon. (Sunday 8 December 2019 )

The accident happened on the B3157 Coast Road on Bramdon Lane between Chickerell and Portesham. 

bramdon lane

A black Triumph motorcycle and a green Daihatsu 4x4 were involved in the crash.

Emergency services attended and the motorcyclist, a man aged in his 20s from Stroud in Gloucestershire, was treated for serious injuries.

Very sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family has been informed and is being supported by specially-trained officers.

The two occupants of the Daihatsu was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and for an examination of the scene to be carried out.

Police slow sign

Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the traffic unit, said:

"Our thoughts are with the family of the motorcyclist at this time and we are carrying out a full investigation to establish the exact circumstances of this collision.

"I am appealing to any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to contact us. I would also urge anyone who was driving in the area at the time with dashcam to check their footage to see if they may have captured the collision or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved prior to it.

"Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding while the road closures were in place. These are necessary to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident safely and for a detailed examination of the collision scene."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email at or by calling 101, quoting incident number 8:323.