Motorcyclist taken to hospital with serious injuries

PUBLISHED: 07:25 14 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:38 14 February 2019

Picture: Mark Atherton

Picture: Mark Atherton


A motorcyclist is in hospital with serious injuries after a collision in Sidmouth last night (Wednesday).

Police received reports of the single-vehicle collision on Woolbrook Road at around 10.46pm.

A police spokesman said: “Initial investigations indicate that a motorcycle left the carriageway before colliding with railings.

“The rider was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved.

“Enquires are ongoing.”

Two fire engines also attended and a fire spokesman said the motorcyclist had gone into a fence and was trapped.

The man was trapped by his leg and fire fighters used small tools to cut him free and leave him in the care of paramedics.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact the police on 101, quoting the incident number 902 of 13/02/19.

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