Police arrest man, 26, after crash in Exmouth where a motorcyclist is airlifted to hospital with life-changing injuries

Police have arrested a man from the Exmouth area on suspicion of drink driving after a crash in the town where a motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with lifechanging injuries.

Devon and Cornwall Police were called to Salterton Road, Exmouth, on Tuesday night (August 23) after a silver Ford Transit panel van and a green motorcycle crashed on the junction with Dinan Way.

A 26-year-old man from the Exmouth area was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Police said he was further arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by driving without due care, and remains in custody.

Investigating officers are calling for witnesses and motorists with dashcam footage of the crash to get in touch.

The road was closed for several hours while forensic teams examined the scene, reopening at 3am.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police investigating a road traffic collision in Exmouth on Tuesday 23 August are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

“Officers were called to reports of a collision involving a silver Ford Transit panel van and a green motorcycle on Salterton Road, Exmouth at its junction with Dinan Way, at around 8.40pm.

“As a result of the collision, the rider of the motorcycle sustained life changing injuries and was airlifted to hospital for treatment.

“A full forensic investigation of the scene took place and officers are working to establish the cause of this collision. The road was re-opened at around 3am.”

The police spokesperson added: “A 26-year-old man from the Exmouth area was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

“He was further arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by driving without due care. He remains in custody at this time.

“Police thank the public for their patience while they investigated the scene.

“If you witnessed the incident or have any information or dashcam footage that could help with enquiries, please contact police.”

Contact police with information here or by calling 101, quoting log 908 of 23/08/22.

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