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Cornish biker fights for life after crash

Cornish biker fights for life after crash

Published by Emma Carton at 11:30am 1st August 2018. (Updated at 2:45pm 1st August 2018)

A biker from Cornwall is fighting for his life after a serious crash in Tavistock.

The 60-year-old man from Illogan was airlifted to Derriford on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say two motorbikes collided and the other rider, a German holidaymaker, was treated for minor injuries.

Anyone who saw something outside The Trout and Tipple Pub just before 3pm is being urged to come forward.

"A rider was left with life-threatening injuries following a serious collision between two motorcycles on the A386 in Tavistock on Tuesday afternoon [31 July].

"Emergency services were called at 2.55pm after the collision between the Triumph Bonneville and a BMW motorcycle outside The Trout and Tipple pub.

"The rider of the Triumph, a 60-year-old man from Illogan, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

"The other motorcycle was being ridden by a German man who was on holiday in the area. He was also treated for minor injuries.

"Officers from the Roads Policing Team are investigating the cause of the collision and are appealing for witnesses to contact them".

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone who can assist is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk by phone on 101, quoting log number 533 of 31/07/18.

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