A petition to help make a Wiltshire crash hotspot safer for bikers has been launched by the sister of a man who lost his life in August.

Nicola Howarth has launched the petition in memory of her younger brother Jamie Howarth who lost his life in a motorbike accident at around 5pm on August 22.

She wants Wiltshire Council, to make safety improvements to the B3098 from Standerwick to Dilton Marsh.

Mr Howarth died on the B3098 Marsh Road while travelling to his home in Westbury from his work at the Macdonalds Bath Spa Hotel in Bath.

The incident involved a BMW car, Mr Howarth’s motorcycle, and combine harvester on Marsh Road close to the Wiltshire/Somerset border at Standerwick.

Miss Howarth said her brother's bike clipped the BMW on a blind bend and he was thrown off  into the path of an oncoming combine harvester.

She added: “Myself, our family and local farmers from the area believe this accident could definitely have been avoided.

“This has not been the first accident on this road, there have [been] many others. There are so many changes that can be made to prevent these accidents in the future.

“For example, the bushes could be cut back or removed with a fence to help visibility; blind spot mirrors installed to enable drivers to see oncoming traffic; grass verges pulled back to make the roads wider so that larger vehicles can carry on through, especially this road in particular as it’s a farmers area and they still need to carry on with their daily working day.

“Also warning lights or signs. I also believe that the speed level should be reduced, especially on that bend.

“While visiting the crash scene I could potentially have been hit by vehicles travelling at fast speed slamming on brakes to avoid hitting us as we laid flowers for my brother.

“Please share and sign this petition to help us as Jamie's family to prevent any other families from going through this tragic loss.”

Cllr Caroline Thomas, Wiltshire Council's Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “We were very sorry to hear of this tragic accident and our sincere condolences go to Jamie’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“This accident is currently under police investigation, and it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time.”

Avon and Somerset Police are investigating the collision and have appealed for information.