Appeal for information after two serious bike accidents on A5 on Sunday

A police sign at the scene of an accident
A police sign at the scene of an accident

Police have appealed for information after two motorcyclists suffered serious injuries in separate incidents on the A5 near Potterspury and Paulerspury on Sunday.

The first accident was reported at 11.50am near Potterspury, when a black and maroon Triumph Thunderbird motorcycle heading south on the A5 was in collision with a blue Rover 400, also heading south, which was turning right into the Hobby Fish aquarium and pond centre.

The rider, a 50-year-old man, was thrown from the bike and suffered serious injuries. He was taken by air ambulance to the Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry.

The second accident was reported at 12.45pm at the entrance to the BP filling station at Paulerspury.

A blue Harley Davidson was heading south when it was in collision with a silver Vauxhall Vectra, which was turning right into the filling station.

The rider, a 59-year-old man, suffered serious leg injuries and was also taken to Coventry’s Walsgrave Hospital by air ambulance.

Anyone with information, or who witnessed the incidents, should contact the Northants Police Collision Investigation Team on 101 or the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.