Update: Quad bike rider suffers serious injuries in Blundeston

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A man in his early 40s has been taken to hospital with 'serious injuries' following a quad bike accident.

Police are appealing for a potential witness to contact them, after the single-vehicle collision involving a quad bike in Blundeston yesterday (Sunday).

Officers were called at 4pm, yesterday following reports that a man riding a quad bike along Hall Road in Blundeston had left the road and collided with trees. It is understood the quad bike hit the verge and flipped over.

A police spokesman said: 'The man had been travelling along Hall Road from the main village of Blundeston, Flixton Road direction; when the quad bike left the road. The man was ejected from the quad bike and suffered serious injuries.'

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The east of England ambulance service also attended and the man, who is in his early 40s and from the Lowestoft area, was taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston with serious chest and spinal injuries.

The police spokesman added: 'A witness who was spoken to at the scene has told police there was another vehicle driving ahead of the quad bike just before the collision occurred. Police would like to speak to the driver of this vehicle as they may have witnessed the incident and be able to help police with the collision investigation.'

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Officers closed the road, but it was not thought to have caused any traffic problems. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to call police.

The police spokesman added: 'A member of the public, who assisted with first aid, left a woollen blanket at the scene. This is currently at Lowestoft police station if the person wishes to collect it.'

? Information to PC Nic Metcalf on 101.

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