Essex motorcyclist killed after pheasant collision

A motorcyclist from Essex who died after being struck by a pheasant while travelling in Northamptonshire has been named by police.

Christopher Adams, 54, from Leigh-on-Sea, was riding along the A6116 from Corby towards Thrapston was when he was struck by the bird about 16:05 BST on Saturday.

The impact made him swerve into a lay-by and hit a large kerb, said police.

Mr Adams was airlifted to hospital in Coventry with serious chest injuries.

A police spokesman said they would like to speak to the driver of a silver Seat Leon who stopped at the scene before they arrived as they believe he may have witnessed the collision.

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