Motorcyclist badly hurt after hitting deer
A MOTORCYCLIST was airlifted to hospital after he suffered serious injuries when he crashed into a deer.
Fire crews were called to Kingsdon Hill on the B3151 near Somerton at around 7.40pm on Saturday, September 7, after receiving reports that a motorbike was on fire.
Firefighters from Martock, police, and an ambulance were sent to the scene and emergency workers found the biker in a ditch nearby. A fire service support unit from Yeovil was also sent to provide extra lighting as firefighters cleared a track to reach the motorcyclist.
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said on Monday the man was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol with a suspected broken pelvis and internal injuries.
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A coastguard helicopter from Portland in Dorset rescued him at 8.45pm and got him to the hospital at 9pm.
A statement from the South Western Ambulance service said the man suffered serious injuries but was in a stable condition when he arrived at the hospital.
Police said the road had been closed and was reopened just after midnight. The constabulary has asked anyone who witnessed the crash to call its non emergency number 101.