Motorcyclist killed in motorway pile-up

PUBLISHED: 11:48 26 February 2007 | UPDATED: 10:12 31 May 2010

A MOTORCYCLIST from Saffron Walden died in a three-vehicle pile-up on the M25 near Potters Bar. The 29-year-old was thrown off his bike after it slammed into a Ford Escort which had careered into the central reservation at around 11.50pm on Friday. A thir

A MOTORCYCLIST from Saffron Walden died in a three-vehicle pile-up on the M25 near Potters Bar.

The 29-year-old was thrown off his bike after it slammed into a Ford Escort which had careered into the central reservation at around 11.50pm on Friday.

A third car - a Ford Mondeo carrying two men - then crashed into the Escort.

A police spokeswoman told the Potters Bar Edition the Escort had been travelling east towards junction 24 when "for reasons unknown" it span out of control and ended up sideways on across lane three.

The Suzuki bike then collided with the car.

"He was thrown from the machine and sadly his injuries proved fatal," said the spokeswoman.

A fire service spokesman said firefighters had tried in vain to resuscitate the rider.

Neither the driver of the Escort nor the two men in the Mondeo were injured.

Road closures were put in place at junctions 22 and 23 which were not lifted until 6am on Saturday.

Witnesses are asked to call Pc Rob Jackson on 0845 3300222.

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