Motorcyclist critical after crash in Bushmills

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A motorcyclist is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash in Bushmills.

 

The collision, which also involved a car, happened on the Dunluce Road at around 2.20 this afternoon.

 

The man was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast by the NI Air ambulance.

 

The road was closed for a number of hours this afternoon but has since re-opened.

 

 

( The motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital in Belfast)

 

 

 

A PSNI spokesperson said:

 

"The Dunluce Road in Bushmills has now reopened to traffic following a road traffic collision earlier today."

"The collision involving a car and motorcycle was reported to police at around 2.20pm."

 

"The male motorcyclist was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries where his condition is described as critical."

"Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Dunluce Road and who witnessed the collision to contact officers in Coleraine on 101 quoting reference 641 02/01/1"

 

 

 

A spokesperson from The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said:

"NIAS despatched two Rapid Response Paramedics and an Emergency crew to the scene."

"The Charity Air Ambulance was also tasked to the incident."

"Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, the motor cyclist was airliftted to Belfast by the NI Air Ambulance for further treatment at the Royal Victoria Hospital."

 

 

 

 

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