Sofa in road claims biker's life

Rider hits truck after swerving to avoid sofa

A BIKER has been killed after swerving to avoid a sofa that was laying in the road.

Darren Wildman, 37, died at the scene of the accident on the A1139 Fletton Parkway in Peterborough on Sunday when his vehicle was in collision with a Mitsubishi truck. He was a father of two.

He had been on his usual Sunday afternoon ride with a gang of biker friends when the crash happened at 12.30pm. The group, who kept in contact through an internet site, had met as usual at the BP garage in Cottingham Road, Corby, before heading to Peterborough.

The driver of the truck, a 32-year-old man from Peterborough, was not injured.

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