Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after crash near Axminster

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries on Monday lunchtime (March 15) after a crash involving a car near Axminster.

Police said a 41-year-old male motorcyclist was taken to the NHS South West Trauma Centre, at Derriford, Plymouth.

The driver of a car, a man thought to be in his 60s, was also left seriously injured said police.

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which happened shortly after 12noon on the A358, Axminster Road, Musbury, near the Trill turn-off.

The road was closed while the emergency services attended.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “The incident involved a motor car and motorcycle, resulting in serious injuries to both driver and rider.

“The incident was attended by personnel from the police, ambulance and Devon Air Ambulance services.

“A 41-year-old male rider was subsequently conveyed by Devon Air Ambulance to NHS South West Trauma Centre, Derriford, where further medical intervention was sought.”

The spokesperson added: “Police would like to thank members of the public for their patience during the scene closure.”

Officers from the Exeter Roads Policing Unit are appealing for witnesses to come forward, quoting log number 0326 of 15/03/21.

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