Appeal: Fatal Collision, Thornes Road, Wakefield

Tuesday 29 August, 2023

Police have this afternoon issued an image of a motorcycle rider who tragically died in a collision in Wakefield.   

The Major Collision and Enquiry Team (MCET) is continuing to appeal for witnesses to a collision on Thornes Road on Monday (August 28)  which sadly resulted in the death of Ben Clark (24) from Wakefield.    

Ben Clark

The crash occurred at 2.04pm after Ben’s Yamaha MT09 motorcycle was in collision with a telegraph post while travelling on Thornes Road towards Denby Dale Road. 

Despite medical attention Ben was sadly confirmed to have died at the scene. 

Detective Inspector Paul Conroy of MCET, said: “We are continuing to investigate this tragic incident in which Ben appears to have lost control and come off his machine.  

“Specially trained officers are supporting his family and we would like to speak to anyone who can assist our enquiries. 

“Anyone who saw or has any footage of the collision or who saw the bike being ridden on Thornes Road just prior to the incident is asked to contact MCET on 101 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat referencing police log 920 of August 28.” 

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