A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to Royal Stoke Hospital by air ambulance after a road traffic collision (RTC) in Nesscliffe on Friday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) received multiple reports of a crash on the A5 Nescliffe Bypass, involving a car and a motorbike.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board, which landed on the carriageway, were sent to the scene.

The motorcyclist, a man, suffered potentially serious injuries after coming off his bike.

A WMAS spokesman said: “An off-duty technician from another service was on scene rendering aid to a motorcyclist, a man, who crews were told had come off his bike.

“Crews commenced assessment and found the man had sustained potentially serious injuries and was given trauma care on scene.

"Due to the man’s condition he was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency care.”

Oswestry’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) confirmed on Twitter the A5 westbound was shut at Nesscliffe Roundabout after the incident.