TWO motorcyclists have died and a third seriously injured in the past ten days at black spots on Wiltshire roads.

In the most recent accident a middle-aged man died when he lost control of his bike as he travelled along the A365 at Sells Green, near Devizes, on Friday evening.

It is understood the rider of a Honda bike David Gregory, from Belper, Derbyshire, dropped the machine, became separated from it and slid down the opposite side of the road. The bike hit cars but no-one else was injured.

Mr Gregory was declared dead at the scene.

The bends at Sells Green have seen a number of serious accidents but in recent times accident prevention warning signs have been put in place to tell motorists to slow down.

The previous day a motorcyclist was helped by air ambulance paramedics when he was injured in a crash on the A361 at Bishops Cannings, near the notorious junction for North Wilts Golf Club and Calne.

The Great Western Air Ambulance landed nearby so paramedics could treat the rider after the accident at 6.30am on Thursday. He was taken to Southmead Hospital, Bristol, by the South Western Ambulance Service.

A police spokesman said: "A male motorcyclist is believed to have suffered a broken leg and was taken to Southmead Hospital by land ambulance.

"The road was closed for a short time but reopened by 9am. He is now believed to be in a stable condition. He is believed to have lost control."

Bishops Cannings Parish Council has called for action to make the junction safer on many occasions after accidents on the road, which is used by a lot of slow-moving farm vehicles.

Today police officially identified the 64-year-old man who died in an accident on the A346, between Swindon and Marlborough, near Ogbourne St George, on the August 28 bank holiday.

David Vaughan, from Salisbury, was riding a Triumph motorbike when he is believed to have fallen into the path of a Hyundai I10, which was travelling north.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

There have been a number of fatalities on the A346 in the Ogbourne area and Wiltshire Council has been asked to look at road safety issues on a number of occasions.

Highways England is worried about the number of motorcycle deaths and serious accidents and called on riders to take more care.

A spokesman said: "Injuries to motorcyclists are out of proportion to their presence on our roads. Motorcyclists are just one per cent of total road traffic, but account for 19 per cent of all road user deaths.

"Research shows that cornering, overtaking, speeding and fatigue are the most common factors involved in motorcycling accidents."