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