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Motorcyclist in his 30s dies after crashing into road sign on A120 at Standon

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A motorcyclist in his 30s has died after reportedly crashing into a road sign on the A120 as he headed towards Bishop's Stortford on Wednesday night (August 7).

Police and the ambulance service were called at 9.55pm to reports that a man travelling east between the A10 and Little Hadham on a black Suzuki GSXR 600 had hit a sign at Standon.

The rider suffered serious injures. A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "Sadly, despite the best efforts of all involved, a man died at the scene."

"Road Closed" sign at A120 between Bishop's Stortford and the A10. Picture by Herts Police on Twitter (14951516)
"Road Closed" sign at A120 between Bishop's Stortford and the A10. Picture by Herts Police on Twitter (14951516)

The road was closed between the A10 and Little Hadham while paramedics dealt with the injured biker and police investigated. It reopened at around 8.30am on Thursday (August 8).

Police are now appealing for witnesses and information.

Detective Constable Helen Giles, from Herts police's serious collision investigation unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the rider, and specially trained officers are continuing to support them at this incredibly difficult time.

“We are working to understand what happened and as part of this we would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision or the bike prior to the incident.

“Additionally, if you were in the area at the time of the collision and have a dashcam fitted, please review it and contact us if you have any relevant footage.”

Anyone with information can call the serious collision investigation unit on 101, quoting reference ISR 883 of 7 August. You can also report information online or speak to an operator in the force communications room via an online web chat.

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