Fatal Doncaster crash biker named by police

Alex Page

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The 25-year-old motorcyclist who died in a crash in Doncaster on Saturday has been named by South Yorkshire Police.

Alex Page died after a crash on the A630 Sheffield Road in Conisbrough on Saturday, just after 5pm.

It is thought the biker, from Conisbrough, left the 60mph single carriageway north of Archers Way while riding a green Kawasaki motorcycle.

Residents have renewed calls for a cut in the speed limit on the stretch of road.

One nearby resident, who declined to be named, said: “My wife and I heard a bang on Saturday evening.

“We came out and we saw the man laying in the road.

“My wife called for an ambulance and told them we needed somebody quickly.

“Within minutes, there were three ambulances and five police cars at the scene. The air ambulance was there too.

“The road was closed while the paramedics tried to revive him. They must have been there for a good half an hour, performing resuscitation. I just kept willing him to start breathing.

“It’s such a sad waste of life.

“I have lived here for 11 years and I’ve lost count of the amount of accidents there have been on this stretch of road.

“Something needs doing. We hear a lot of sirens on this road, and every time you hear one you wonder what’s happened.

“My wife was nearly hit by another car a couple of months ago. She said the car came out of nowhere.

“The speed limit really needs lowering to 40mph.”

A number of floral tributes have been left at the scene, with one reading ‘RIP Alex’.

Gill Gillies, Doncaster Council assistant director of environment, said: “We are saddened to hear of this tragic incident, and our condolences go out to the family and friends of the rider.”Witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting incident 886 of June 27.

Five youngsters died in a crash on the same stretch of road in November last year. The road was also the scene of a crash that led to the deaths of three teens in 2011.