Surrey

Motorcyclist killed in 'bad weather' crash on Surrey A3

A motorcyclist was killed when he came off his bike in "bad weather conditions" on the A3 in Surrey and was then hit by oncoming vehicles.

Surrey Police said the man aged in his 30s suffered fatal injuries on the southbound carriageway near the Esher exit at about 17:40 GMT on Wednesday.

He was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene.

Two drivers were also treated for shock. The carriageway was closed for several hours following the crash.

'Persistent heavy rain'

Police believe he came off his black Yamaha motorcycle before being struck by other vehicles travelling along the road.

The Met Office had forecast persistent and heavy rain and strong winds for parts of Surrey on Wednesday evening but rainfall was described as being light at the time of the crash.

Paul Palmer, of Surrey Police's collision investigation unit, said: "This is a tragic incident where a young man has sadly lost his life and I would appeal to anyone who can assist with the collision investigation to contact us as a matter of urgency.

"Due to the time of day and the bad weather conditions potential witnesses may not have realised what they saw but any information, no matter how small you may think it is, could prove vital to our investigation."

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