A BIKER has died in the Countess of Chester two days after sustaining serious head and internal injuries in a motorcycle accident on the A49 in Beeston.
The 39-year-old man from Northwich passed away at 7.02pm yesterday (Tuesday, September 30).
He was in a critical condition after suffering “serious head injuries and internal damage” in the accident on the A49 between Cholmondeley Castle and the Cholmondeley Arms pub, at 7.45am on Sunday.
His condition did not improve and he was fighting for his life at the Countess of Chester Hospital for 60 hours.
The Chronicle understands he is not married, but lives with his partner on the Kingsmead estate in Northwich.
PC Leah Booker, of Crewe Specialist Investigation Unit, is looking into the crash. She said on Tuesday: “He’s very, very poorly. There’s been no change.”
The man, who is also believed to have suffered a broken right arm and leg, was riding a black Suzuki GSXR 1000.
“Two motorcycles were travelling together towards Whitchurch when one left the road and collided with a hedge,” said police spokeswoman Rachel Hayes.
“A 39-year-old man from Northwich suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital.”
The road was closed in both directions from the time of the accident until approximately 12.30pm.
Geoff Willis, who owns Fields Farm nearby on the A49, said the road has become a regular spot for speeding motorcyclists.
He added: “It is a problem we’ve had and I had informed the police about five weeks ago. I’d like them to do something about it.
“I told them bikes go up and down here at 100mph. We know there’s a time trial which involves them coming from the direction of Warrington at 100mph and then back again. It’s frightening.
“I’ve lived here for 20 years and there have been 10 or 11 mortalities within a mile of where I live.”
Mr Willis fears motorcyclists can evade detection from speed cameras but suggests placement of a camera on the road would deter some speeders.
PC Booker said no witnesses have come forward yet, but police are appealing for anyone with information to call Crewe Specialist Investigation Unit on 0845 4580000.