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Stortford M11 crash: Biker in his 60s seriously injured

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A motorcyclist in his 60s was flown to hospital by air ambulance with a serious head injury after an accident on the M11 at Bishop's Stortford on Sunday morning (July 7).

The crash, which involved only a black Yamaha bike, happened on the northbound carriageway between junctions 8 and 8A at about 9.55am.

It resulted in that stretch of the motorway being closed for several hours into the mid-afternoon.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: "It is believed that the biker, aged in his 60s, was travelling northbound between the services at Bishop's Stortford (Junction 8) and the turn-off for Stansted (Junction 8A) when the incident occurred.

"He has been taken to hospital with a serious head injury and officers are working diligently to understand how he sustained this injury.

"We are particularly keen to speak to [the drivers of] any larger vehicles who may have been travelling in front of the bike before the rider became injured."

Anyone who saw the motorbike before the incident is urged to call Essex Police on 101 and quote incident number 379 of 07/07.

The spokesperson added: "Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to our officers, or anyone with relevant dashcam footage, is also urged to contact us."

An ambulance, two ambulance officer vehicles and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance attended. The injured biker was flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, by air ambulance.

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