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Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after collision in Wadebridge

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: April 22, 2013

  • The Honda motorbike and the Vauxhall Corsa (next pic) involved in the collision on the A39 near Wadebridge

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A motorcyclist was seriously injured after he was involved in a heavy impact collision with a car outside the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge on Saturday.

The man, said to be in his 40s, was riding a Honda 600 CBR when it struck another vehicle at Whitecross shortly before 2.30pm on the A39 outside the showground entrance, in what is believed to be a 30mph zone.

Police confirmed three cars, including a black Vauxhall Corsa and Toyota Rav4, were involved in the incident, but couldn't say which car had been struck by the motorcyclist, whose bike ended up in the middle of the road.

Pictures taken by a passer-by show the Corsa had struck a tree, badly damaging its front, but he could not confirm whether any damage was received to the Rav4.

Seven police units, an ambulance and rapid response vehicle attended the incident, and later a Devon Air Ambulance, which flew the injured man to Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske. The drivers of the two other vehicles were said to be OK and did not require hospital treatment. Police closed the road after arrival and then reopened it at 4.50pm.

Paramedics who attended an incident involving a young motorcyclist who collided with a lamppost in Newton Abbot on Friday have been praised for carrying out a number of lifesaving procedures. A voluntary basics doctor said: "The team work of all those involved in his care is likely to have saved his life."

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