Lorry smash biker fights for life

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By Cara Sulieman

A MAN is fighting for his life after a collision between his motorbike and a lorry in Fife on Tuesday night.

Police in Fife are now appealing for witnesses to the smash as they try and find out what happened.

Emergency services were called out to Gilston House near Largoward after the accident, which left the 24-year-old motorbike driver with multiple fractures and a blocked airway.

He was rushed to Ninewells hospital under police escort where doctors fought to save his life.

This morning police said the man was in a critical condition in hospital but had been stabilised by doctors.

Police escort

The biker was driving his green Kawasaki motorcycle along the A915 when he was involved in a collision with a turquoise refrigerated HGV.

The 23-year-old driver of the truck was uninjured.

Scottish Ambulance Service got a call at around 5pm on Tuesday night and sent two A&E teams to the crash on the A915.

The trauma team from Ninewells Hospital in Dundee were also sent to the scene.

Medics were so worried about the biker’s condition that they requested a police escort to get to hospital as quickly as they could.

The road was closed for four and a half hours as police carried out investigations into what caused the smash, and they are still appealing for witnesses.

Inspector Brenda Sinclair, deputy head of road policing for Fife constabulary said they needed the public’s help.

Inspector Sinclair added: “Considerable investigation of evidence found at the scene of the crash was carried out by specialist officers but we are still keen to hear from any person who may be able to assist the police in determining what took place.

“The injured motorcyclist remains in a critical condition.

“Please contact the police on 0845 600 5702 if you can help.”

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