A MOTORCYCLIST suffered serious injuries following a crash on a main route through an East Staffordshire village.
A 20-year-old man suffered ‘multiple breaks’ after coming off his bike in Stubby Lane, Draycott in the Clay, following a collision with a car.
He was rushed to hospital and required immediate surgery, with his knee and fingers among bones broken.
The crash happened at 6.40am on Sunday when the Jinlun 125-11 collided with a silver Ford Fiesta.
The man, from Walsall, in the West Midlands, was taken to University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
Although his injuries were described as serious, they were not thought to be life-threatening.
The driver of the car, a 67-year-old woman from Draycott, was unhurt.
The stretch of Stubby Lane, which runs through the heart of the village, was closed for several hours following the smash, as oil and debris was cleared from the road.
Sergeant Bob Champeau, of the East Staffordshire Policing Team, said: “A motorcyclist has been injured following a collision with a car. The rider of the motorcycle has suffered facial injuries and multiple breaks.
“He was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and required surgery.
“The injuries, while serious, are not thought to be life-threatening.
“There was disruption to traffic due to oil and debris left on the road surface.
“We are grateful for the patience shown by other motorists and other road users during and after the incident.
“An investigation into the collision is being carried out and we would appeal for any witnesses to come forward.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 208 of October 6.Anyone with any information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 208 of October 6.