Police seek witnesses after fatal collision near Hicks Gate roundabout

Police are appealing for the public’s help following a collision on the A4 Bath Road at Brislington yesterday in which a teenage motorcyclist died.

Emergency services responded to reports of a collision involving a motorcycle and a car near the Hicks Gate roundabout at around 3.45pm.

Despite officers’ and paramedics’ best efforts, the 18-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The A4 between Brislington Park & Ride and Hicks Gate was closed in both directions and there were lengthy delays on the road network.

Inspector Tom Fitzpatrick said: “I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the young man’s family during such a tragic time. Our specially-trained family liaison officer will be offering the family support over the coming weeks.

“We are appealing for the public’s help following this tragic collision. If you were travelling on the A4 Bath Road and witnessed the incident, have dash cam footage or saw either a Yamaha motorcycle or a blue Vauxhall Crossland in the time leading up to the collision, please get in touch with us.”

If you can help, call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5223147737, or complete an online appeals form.