Motorbike rider suffers serious injuries after Land Rover crash

A motorbike rider suffered serious injuries to his body after a major crash with a Land Rover.

Emergency services were called to the A41, New Chester Road in Eastham, shortly before 12.30pm on Tuesday.

Witnesses reported that a man on a Triumph motorbike had been involved in a crash with a car and was badly hurt.

Paramedics, police and an air ambulance were all sent to the scene shortly before road closures were put in place by officers.

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A short time later a man in his 50s, who had been travelling on the motorbike, was rushed to hospital for treatment.

He is believed to have suffered serious injuries to his arms and legs during the crash.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "Emergency Services were called at around 12.25pm to reports of a collision involving a Triumph motorbike and Land Rover on the A41/New Chester Road near Starbucks.

"The rider, a man in his 50s, sustained serious injuries to both legs and arms before he was taken to hospital.

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"Officers are still at scene, however the road has now been reopened.”

The injured man was airlifted to Aintree Hospital according to a spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service.

Due to the road closures put in place around the scene of the crash, significant traffic delays were seen on the M53 from Birkenehad to Eatham.

Traffic being turned away after crash on New Chester Road in Eastham, Wirral

The road remained closed until shortly before 4pm as officers continued to work at the scene throughout the afternoon.

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