SOUTH Wales Police is appealing for witnesses following a collision on the B4512 Penrhys Road, near the village of Ystrad, which occurred at approximately 5.20 pm today (Sunday, September 6).
The collision involved a single vehicle; a green off-road motorcycle.
Despite the best efforts of emergency service colleague the motorcyclist – a 27-year-old man – was declared deceased. His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
The road currently remains closed while investigative work is carried out. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Their patience and understanding are appreciated.
Officers investigating the collision are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or the motorcycle in the moments prior to it, to make contact.
They’d also like to hear from anyone who has dash-cam, mobile phone or CCTV footage which could assist the investigation.
Please contact 101, quoting occurrence 2000326097.