John Bourne died after a bicycle accident on Walker Road

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A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a collision with a car.

The accident happened at 1.45pm on Friday on Walker Road in Byker, Newcastle.

Emergency services were present but John Bourne, 21, of Walker, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her family is being supported by specially trained Family Liaison Officers as they try to cope with the devastating news.

An investigation has been opened into the circumstances surrounding the collision and police are now asking any witnesses, or anyone with information, to come forward and help with their enquiries.

Sergeant Dave Roberts, of the Northumbria Police Motor Patrol Department, said: ‘Any death on our roads is a tragedy, but it is particularly poignant when it comes to someone so young who had all the life ahead of her.

“Our thoughts are with John’s family and friends at this difficult time, and we will continue to offer them all the support they need. I would ask that their privacy be respected.

“We are committed to finding out exactly what happened in the moments leading up to this collision, and today I am asking anyone who saw the collision – or who was in the area and has footage from the dash cam dashboard showing a motorcyclist and a red Renault – to enter. to touch.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported the investigation so far, including the driver of the car who remained at the scene. We are currently carrying out a number of investigations in order to try to give the family from John the answers she deserves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police via the ‘Tell us something’ page on our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220128-0453.

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