Crash biker has died in hospital

THE motorcyclist involved in a collision with a car at Draycott, near Blythe Bridge, on Friday, has died in hospital.

He has been named by police as 50-year-old Martin Barker, from Stoke-on-Trent, who was riding a red Kawasaki motorcycle. He passed away on Saturday morning.

Mr Baker was heading along Uttoxeter Road towards Blythe Bridge when he was involved in a collision with a grey Audi 5.

The accident happened near to the Chandi Cottage restaurant shortly around 5.15pm and led to the road being closed for a number of hours

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: “Paramedics had carried out emergency treatment at the scene before he was taken to hospital, where despite the efforts of medical staff, he sadly died.”

Anyone who saw either of the vehicles beforehand or witnessed the crash is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 474 of January 11.

Officers would be especially grateful for any dashcam footage.