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Urgent appeal as motorbike crash leaves man 'critical'

Urgent appeal as motorbike crash leaves man 'critical'

Published by Emma Carton at 8:19am 18th September 2019. (Updated at 9:13am 18th September 2019)

Devon and Cornwall Police have issued an urgent appeal for witnesses after a motorbike crash.

A 49-year-old man from the Launceston area suffered serious injuries at Lee Moor.

Officers say he lost control on a bend on a back road to Plympton and remains in a critical condition.

They want to hear from anyone who saw something on the B3417, just after 7pm on Monday evening.

"Police are currently investigating a serious collision involving a motor bike which occurred on Tuesday 17September.

"The incident happened on the B3417 at Lee Moor at around 7.10pm.

"The rider, a 49-year-old man from Launceston, had been travelling in the Plympton direction when the bike lost control on the right-hand bend.

"He was taken to Derriford Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

"The weather was warm, dry and sunny.

"The road was closed for a total of six hours whilst officers from the serious collision unit carried out an investigation of the scene.

"Enquiries are currently ongoing".

Devon and Cornwall Police

If anyone witnessed the collision, please contact 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 and quoting log number 803 of 17th September 2019.

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