A motorcyclist is being treated in hospital for what are described as life-threatening injuries after his machine was in collision with a car this morning (Thursday) on the A607 at Frisby Top.
Officers have now reopened the road after closing it in both directions between Melton and East Goscote following the incident, which happened at around 6am near the Gaddesby Lane crossroads.
A crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), who were assisted by a paramedic in a fast response car, took the male motorcyclist, who is understood to live in a village near Melton, to Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, with what are said to be ‘serious injuries’.
East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme’s (EMICS) Dr Leon Roberts was also on the scene after a request was made for a volunteer doctor to assist ambulance staff.
Dr Roberts, who travelled to hospital with the injured man, said the casualty, who was on his way to work when the accident happened, was conscious but had sustained ‘life threating injuries’.
He said: “From time to time we see motorcyclists with serious injuries and it is nice that we are able to work with ambulance crews to help make a difference.”
Detectives at Leicestershire Police are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision, who has not yet spoken to police, to make contact.
Det Sgt Gary Haines has just made this appeal to the public: “We are continuing to establish the full circumstances of the incident and understand there may have been people in the area at the time of the collision who have not yet spoken to us.
“If this is you, then please make contact with us.
“A motorcyclist has been seriously injured and it is important that we speak to everyone who may have witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it.
“Anyone who was on the road between 5.30am and 6.15am and who has any dashcam footage from this time should also contact us.”
Anyone with information in relation to the collision contact police on 101 quoting incident 90 of September 6.
Police say the road is likely to be closed for some time and have advised motorists to take an alternative route around the scene.
Long Field Academy, in Melton, Tweeted to say it was aware of the road closure and told parents not to worry if their children arrive late for school this morning.