A motorbike rider, a pedestrian and a dog have died after being involved in a crash on the A52 in Derbyshire over the weekend. The busy carriageway was closed between the Clifton Road and Derby Road roundabouts on the Ashbourne bypass for six hours after police were first called to the scene at around 3pm on Saturday (March 26).
Derbyshire police confirmed today (March 27) that a woman in her 50s, and her dog, died at the scene, and a man in his 50s, who was riding a motorbike, died in hospital late on Saturday evening after sustaining serious injuries. Both families are now being supported by specialist officers.
A force spokeswoman said: “Two people have sadly died following a collision on the A52 at Ashbourne yesterday (March 26). Emergency services were called to the incident, involving a motorbike and a pedestrian, just after 3pm.
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“A woman aged in her 50s and her dog both sadly died at the scene, and a man, also aged in his 50s, who was riding the motorbike, was taken to hospital having suffered serious injuries. He also sadly died later that evening.
“Both families are receiving support from specially-trained officers. Our thoughts are with them at this distressing time.
“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have witnessed the collision or have dashcam or CCTV footage.”
The collision caused extremely heavy traffic in the area, with roadworks also taking place in Ashbourne at the time. Traffic was diverted onto the A517 Belper Road until the A52 reopened at around 9pm on Saturday.
Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact police, quoting reference 22000173218, in any of the following ways:
- Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter – direct message the contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website – complete the online contact form
- Phone – call on 101