Motorcyclist dies in collision near Orsett

2000 hrs

A man has died following a road traffic collision in Stanford Road, A1013 Orsett.

Police were contacted shortly before 3.30pm today, Wednesday September 21, with reports of a collision involving a Suzuki motorbike and a Citroen C3 at the junction with Baker Street.

Officers, the ambulance service, an air ambulance and firefighters attended.

The motorcyclist, a man aged in his 50s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The road has been closed while forensic examinations are carried out. It is expected to be shut until about 8pm and drivers are asked to avoid the area.

A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He is currently in custody awaiting questioning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

1745 hrs

A1013 Essex – A1013 Stanford Road in Orsett closed and delays in both directions between the Hornsby Lane junction and the B188 Baker Street junction, because of an accident involving a motorcycle and a car. Also affecting B188 Baker Street at A1013 Stanford Road.

1700 hrs

B188 Essex – B188 Baker Street in Orsett closed and delays in both directions at the A1013 Stanford Road junction, because of an accident involving a motorcycle and a car.

M25 Kent – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

1600 hrs

1B88 Essex – B188 Baker Street in Orsett closed and delays in both directions at the A1013 Stanford Road junction, because of an accident involving a motorcycle and a car.

We understand that the main Stanford Road is closed both ways.

0700 hrs

M25 Greater London – One lane closed and queuing traffic for six miles on M25 anticlockwise between J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout) in London and J27 M11 in Essex, because of an earlier lorry fire. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

A127 Essex – Slow traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road westbound in West Horndon at Halfway House.

A13 Greater London – Queuing traffic on A13 into town in Dagenham from the Marsh Way junction to the Renwick Road junction.

M25 Kent – Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before the Dartford Tunnel, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange).

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