POLICE have issued an appeal for information after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision on the A38 near Wellington.

The incident took place on Sunday (April 14) when a bicycle and a motorcycle collided close to the Beambridge Inn at the start of the road’s 50mph limit.

The motorcyclist was airlifted by Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance’s critical care team to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with injuries police described as ‘not life-threatening.’

In a statement, a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: “We're appealing for witnesses following a collision on the A38 near Whiteball, Wellington on Sunday (April 14).

“At approximately 1.15pm we were called by the ambulance service to a report of a collision between a bicycle and a motorcycle.

“Officers attended alongside the ambulance and air ambulance services and closed the road to allow medical treatment to take place and for the motorbike to be recovered.

“The cyclist was taken to hospital with minor injuries while the motorcyclist was taken to hospital by air ambulance with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

“The road was reopened at approximately 10pm.

“If you witnessed the collision or have any information which could help our investigation, please call 101 and quote reference 5224094992.”

It comes four months after measures were introduced to calm speed on the stretch, which has been branded a ‘killer road’ after nine people died on the road in 20 years.

The measures included a reduced 50mph speed limit and clearer road markings and signage at junctions.