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Road closed at Moortown Cross - motorcyclist has ‘serious injuries’

PUBLISHED: 07:34 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:08 12 September 2017


The road running parallel to North Devon Link Road will be closed ‘for some time’ after a collision involving a motorcyclist who has sustained ‘serious’ injuries.

A road parallel to the A361 has been closed due to a ‘serious collision’ involving a motorcyclist and a lorry.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, are currently at the scene of the collision next to the North Devon Link Road in Knowstone, South Molton.

Devon and Cornwall Police say emergency services were called at 6.50am today (Tuesday) following a collision between a motorcycle and an HGV near Moortown Barton picnic area.

A police spokesman said: “The male motorcyclist has sustained serious injuries - the air ambulance is on scene.

“Both vehicles caught fire as a result of the collision. Fire crews are on scene.

“The collision happened on the road which runs parallel to A361 between Beaples Moor Cross and Marley Moor. Road closure on this road and at Moortown Cross.

“The road is expected to be shut for some time. Diversions are in place.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police via 101, quoting log number 93 of 12/09/17.

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