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Seriously injured motorcyclist rushed to hospital after crash with lorry on A49

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with "serious injuries" following a crash with a lorry in Craven Arms this morning.

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The motorcyclist was taken to hospital in Stoke after the crash

The closure of the A49 between the B4370 in Marshbook and B4368 was announced ny National Highways at 7.45am on Monday morning following the collision, but was reopened around 9.25am.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said crews were called out around 5.42am following the incident involving the motorcyclist and the HGV and have transported the injured biker to the Royal Stoke University Hospital in Staffordshire.

A spokesperson said: “We were called at 5.42am to a road traffic collision involving a motorbike and a HGV at the junction of the A489 and the A49 in Craven Arms.

"One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene. Upon arrival we found a man who was the motorcyclist. He was assessed and had sustained serious injuries.

"He received treatment from ambulance staff at the scene and was conveyed to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.”

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