A MOTORCYCLIST died after his Yamaha bike was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus in Bournemouth.

Forty-year-old Danny Earl was pronounced dead at the scene of Kinson Road, in Wallisdown, following a collision with a Ford Focus.

He was driving a Yamaha YZF 600 Thundercat before colliding with the black Focus at around 12.47pm at the junction of Hood Crescent.

Despite attempts by residents and employees working at nearby businesses, including estate and letting agents Corbin & Co and Lloyds Pharmacy, the motorcyclist died at the scene.

Medically-trained employees from the Talbot Medical Centre also assisted during Mr Earl’s last moments.

A spokesperson said: "We can confirm that doctors and nurses from Talbot Medical Centre were the first health professionals on the scene of a serious RTA on Kinson Road on 10/03/2016.

"Our staff provided immediate emergency medical assistance to the victim, and then continued to work alongside personnel from South West Ambulance Service Trust and the Dorset Air Ambulance once they had arrived.

"We would like to make clear what a privilege it was to work with these highly skilled and incredibly professional clinicians, and to thank members of the public who initially assisted with CPR, and directed traffic to ensure the scene stayed safe for rescuers.

"Despite the best efforts of all involved the victim sadly passed away. Our sincere condolences go to his family, who are very much in our thoughts."

An officer for the Dorset Coroner’s office said that a post mortem is likely to be carried out towards the end of next week, and an inquest will be opened into Mr Earl’s death shortly afterwards.

One employee of Lloyds Pharmacy, who asked not to be named, said the incident has deeply affected all members of staff.

“Everyone tried as hard as they could,” she said, adding that she was at the scene controlling traffic while they waited for the emergency services to arrive.

“We really do feel for all his family and his friends.”

One woman, who did not want to be named, said she was “devastated” after running into the road to offer her help.

“It was just an automatic instinct to try and help,” she said.

“Watching the professionals working to try and save the man was very humbling.

“It’s just so awful.”

A spokesperson for Asda’s head office confirmed Dan worked at the Castlepoint store as a night shift colleague.

Paul Allen, general store manager at Castlepoint, said: “Dan was a valued and popular colleague, who was a pleasure to work with. He was always happy to help and had a great attitude, which was infectious and made the shift he worked a really happy and positive environment.

“Dan will be sorely missed by all his colleagues at the Castlepoint store. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”

One person commented on the online story of his passing: “RIP Dan it was a pleasure to work with you and you will be deeply missed by us all, thoughts are with family and friends.”

Another wrote: “RIP Dan, we will miss your banter at work. Thinking of your family at this really sad time xxx.”

The road was closed at the junctions of Canford Avenue, Wallisdown Road, Turbary Park Avenue and Alton Road as police investigated the cause of the crash.

The air ambulance was called, landing in nearby Canford Avenue.

A road ambulance and two rapid response cars also attended.

Officers also put a diversion in place at the end of Kingsbere Avenue.

Police opened Kinson Road at around 5pm.

Members of the public had righted the motorcycle, a Yamaha YZF 600 Thundercat, before police arrived.

The bike itself was placed on the forecourt of used car dealership Cole Group while the emergency services dealt with the incident.

Witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 10:189.