Motorcyclist rushed to hospital with serious injuries after collision with lorry in London Road

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being in collision with a HGV today. The man was hurt after his machine was in collision with a lorry on Stoughton Road in Stoneygate, Leicester, just before 12.42pm. The casualty was taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham by the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Police have closed off parts of  the A6 London Road and surrounding roads to allow the emergency services to deal with the incident. The closure also allows officers to carry out a detailed examination of the crash scene. The road closures brought parts of London Road and adjoining roads to a standstill.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: “Officers were called at 12.42pm today (Saturday) to a collision involving a lorry and a motorcyclist in Stoughton Road, Leicester.

The damaged motorbike can be seen

“The incident happened near the junction with London Road. “East Midlands Ambulance Service were also in attendance. The motorcyclist, a man, has been taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham with serious injuries.
“No other injuries have been reported.
“Road closures are in place in the area while emergency services remain at the scene carrying out enquiries.”

The driver of the lorry was shaken but unhurt.

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A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival, the incident was confirmed as an RTC involving HGV and motorbike. “No persons trapped. One casualty at scene being treated by EMAS and a doctor.

“Traffic on London Road has been stopped. Fuel and debris on roadway. Fire service making scene safe.”

Two fire crews from Central station attended the incident.

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