UPDATE: Man in his 80s suffers ‘potentially life-changing’ leg injury in collision at Wetherden this morning

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A road in Wetherden has been reopened following a serious collision in Wetherden near Stowmarket.

Police were contacted by the ambulance service at 7.50am this morning, Friday 11 September, to reports of a collision between a motorbike and a pedestrian, a man in his 80s, in Elmswell Road.

It was initially believed the pedestrian had sustained serious head injuries and the air ambulance has been called to assist.

A police spokesman said: “However, the head injuries were not as serious as first feared, but he has sustained a potentially life-changing leg injury and was taken to West Suffolk Hospital by land ambulance.

“The rider of the motorbike was also taken to hospital for a check-up having sustained minor injuries.”

Elmswell Road remained closed for around three and a half hours but has now reopened.

A spokeswoman from the East of England Ambulance Trust, said: “The East of England Ambulance Service Trust was called to a road traffic collision on Elmswell Road, Wetherden at 7.41am this morning, Friday September 11.

“Two ambulances, East Anglian Air Ambulance and an ambulance officer attended and treated a man in his 80s with a head and leg injury.

“He was taken to West Suffolk Hospital by land ambulance for further care.

“Another person was taken to West Suffolk Hospital for a suspected wrist injury.”

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 54 of 11 September.