UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in fatal accident near Tiverton
A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a collision with a car near Hemyock last night.
The man, believed to be in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident happened at 7.24pm.
Two fire engines from Wellington and a rescue tender from Taunton attended the scene.
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Villagers reported the road between Wellington Monument and Fore Street in Hemyock was closed off by the police.
Fire crews made the vehicles safe and left the incident in the hands of police and the ambulance service.
A representative from Avon and Somerset Police said:
"We are seeking witnesses after a motorcyclist died following a collision last night (Thursday August 29) in the Wellington area.
"The collision happened at Quarts Moor in Wrangway at about 7.10pm. Two cars were travelling along the road in the direction of Hemyock. The car in front wanted to turn right into a roadside parking area.
"A motorcycle which was following both cars passed the second and following car and was then in collision with the car waiting to turn right. The rider was thrown from his bike.
"The motorcyclist, a man in his 50s from the Somerset area, was later declared dead at the scene.
"Collision investigators are appealing for the public's help.
"They would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident.
"Anyone able to help is asked to contact the collision investigation unit on the force number 101."