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Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after crashing into barrier on A5 near Oswestry

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the A5 near Oswestry today.

Air ambulance

The A5 was closed northbound between the Whittington and the Gobowen roundabouts following the accident at 10.22am.

Emergency services said the bike had hit a barrier along the busy trunk road, which also carries the A483.

The rider was airlifted by air ambulance to the Royal Stoke Hospital.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said:

“We were called at 10.22am to reports of a collision at the junction of the B5069 and the A5 involving a motorbike and barrier.

"We sent the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, a land ambulance and paramedic officer to the scene. We treated one patient, a man, who was the motorcyclist for potentially serious injuries.

"He was taken to Royal Stoke Hospital by air ambulance for further treatment.”

Traffic was diverted though Whittington and Gobowen.

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