Motorcyclist who died following collision with police vehicle named

Motorcyclist Who Died Following Collision With Police Vehicle Named
Richard Edwards (68) died following the incident near Derry on Wednesday. Photo: Family handout/PSNI
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By Rebecca Black, PA

The motorcyclist who died following a collision with a police vehicle has been named as Richard Edwards.

The 68-year-old from the Derry area died following the incident close to Maydown Police Station on Wednesday.


Police have said an investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.

Inspector Cherith Adair from the PSNI’s Collision Investigation Unit said: “We received a report shortly after 1pm of a collision involving a police vehicle driven by a contracted member of police staff and a motorcycle in the vicinity of Maydown Police Station.

“Officers attended the scene along with our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service; however, the motorcyclist sadly passed away later in hospital.

“Our thoughts are with the family at this time and an investigation is now under way to establish the circumstances.


“The Collision Investigation Unit is appealing to anyone who may have any information which may assist with our investigation, or who may have been travelling in the area at the time and captured any dash-cam or other footage, to get in touch on 101, quoting reference number 701 of 19/06/24.”

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