Update: Motorcyclist escapes serious injuries after being trapped under a lorry in south Lowestoft
15:51 11 April 2014
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A motorcyclist suffered minor leg injuries after a collision with a lorry, which led to him becoming trapped under the vehicle.
Police, fire-fighters, the East of England ambulance service and air ambulance were all called out following reports of a collision involving a motorcycle and a lorry in Pinbush Road, close to Harrod UK headquarters on the south Lowestoft industrial estate, shortly after 1pm today (Friday).
A police spokesman said: “The collision involved a DAF lorry and a Honda motorcycle, with the motorcyclist – who was conscious and breathing – trapped under the lorry with leg injuries that are not thought to be life changing.”
The man was taken to hospital by the air ambulance shortly after 1.30pm.
A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “We were called just after 1pm, dispatching an ambulance, paramedic officer and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Crews treated a male casualty who had suffered a severe ankle injury and he was conveyed to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.”
The collision happened not far away from a blaze, which badly damaged a commercial vehicle workshop in the same road yesterday (Thursday). It is understood that part of Pinbush Road was cordoned off as the motorcyclist was freed by fire-fighters, and the scene was clear by 2.25pm.