Air ambulance called after two motorbikes and lorry collide in Harlow

Communities / Wed 16th Dec 2015 at 06:24pm

AN air ambulance airlifted a man to hospital who suffered serious injuries to his legs, face and abdomen.

Medics treated the second man for facial injuries after the incident on Harlow Road, Roydon.

The road traffic collision happened around 3.20pm today (Wednesday, December 16).

Harlow Road has been closed between Roydon High Street junction and Roydon Road junction after the incident.

Motorists have been warned to expect delays.

An Essex County Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “Firefighters released a man trapped under a lorry following a collision involving a lorry and two motorcycles.

“Crews used air bags and stabilising blocks to release the man. Another motorcyclist was treated by Air Ambulance crews. He was involved in the incident but not trapped.”

A spokesman from East of England Ambulance Service said: “A call came at 3.24pm with reports of a road traffic collision involving two motorbikes and a lorry.

“We have got two ambulance crews and a rapid response vehicle on the scene. We are treating two patients, both are males in their 20s.

“One is being treated for facial injuries and is in a stable condition. The other is in a more critical condition and has been airlifted by Herts Air Ambulance.

“He has quite serious injuries to his legs, chest and abdomen.”

A spokesman from Essex Police added: “The road has been closed as all three emergency services attend the scene.”

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