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Motorcyclist Dies in the Second Accident on the Guildford Road Within Days

Published on: 7 Jan, 2024
Updated on: 9 Jan, 2024

The Guildford Road at East Horsley, looking east towards Effingham. The junction with Green Dene is on the left. Google Streetview

A motorcyclist, a man in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene of a collision on the Guildford Road in East Horsley this morning (January 7).

It is the second accident to have occurred in the area within a week. On Wednesday (January 3) another motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a collision.

See also: Collision Leaves Motorcyclist Seriously Injured

Police officers were called to the A246 Guildford Road at 9.50am following reports of a collision between the rider of a black Honda motorcycle and the driver of a green Vauxhall Astra.

Map showing the location of the incident between Green Dene and Dirtham Lane. Apple maps

Ambulance crews attended the incident but despite the best efforts of the paramedics, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by the police.

The collision occurred between the junctions with Greene Dene and Dirtham Lane. This part of the road remained closed for several hours while emergency services were in attendance.

A view of the same stretch of Road from the junction with Dirtham Lane. Google Streetview

A spokesperson for Surrey police said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in East Horsley this morning.

“Were you driving along Guildford Road this morning? Do you have any dashcam footage that might have captured the incident or the vehicles prior to the collision? If you have any information that might assist our investigation, please contact us quoting PR/45240002332 via:

“If you would rather not speak to police you can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Crashmap UK shows there have been numerous other accidents on the same stretch of road over the last five years. Click here to visit the website and see more details. Search on “Effingham UK”. The recent incidents are not shown at the time of publication.

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Responses to Motorcyclist Dies in the Second Accident on the Guildford Road Within Days

  1. Caroline Jennings Reply

    January 10, 2024 at 11:10 am

    This stretch of road has been dangerous for years. We live just off it and every Sunday hear motorbikes well over the speed limit who then have to break hard as they approach the sharp right hand bend at Chalk Lane.

    My daughter was involved in an accident at the same junction with Green Dene. A car was pulling out from that road and did not see her green Peugeot coming from Effingham direction along the A246. Luckily both drivers were ok. But if a bright green Peugeot is hard to see then a motorbike travelling at speed is even harder.

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