Driver arrested after collision on main road to Yate leaves motorcyclist seriously injured

A DRIVER has been arrested after a collision between Frampton Cotterell and Yate which left a motorcyclist seriously injured.

The collision, involving a car and motorcycle, happened at about 4.50pm on May 22, on the A432 Badminton Road at Nibley.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said: “The motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

“A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of careless driving causing serious injury and drug-driving. He has since been released under investigation.”

Police are now appealing for anyone who thinks they witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage to call them on 101 and quote the crime reference number 5223 119 312.

The accident happened near The Swan pub, in a 30mph section close to the Nibley Lane junction.

Great Western Air Ambulance sent a critical care team by helicopter and treated the injured man at the scene before he was taken to Southmead Hospital by road.

Badminton Road was closed for more than four hours afterwards, with traffic diverted through Frampton Cotterell village, causing long tailbacks.