Motorcyclist hurt in collision on road in Peterborough

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A motorcyclist has been hurt in a crash on Gunthorpe Road in Peterborough this afternoon (Friday).

A Cambridgeshire spokesman said the incident only involved a motorcycle, and happened at 3.40pm.

A spokesman for The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: “An ambulance crew, rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer and Magpas Air Ambulance were dispatched.

“They treated a man who was not breathing and in cardiac arrest.

“Following treatment at the scene he was resuscitated and taken by land ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital in a critical condition.”

The road has been closed to allow emergency services to work at the scene.

The Magpas air ambulance has landed behind  Norwood school in Gunthorpe. Photo: Henry Ambrose

The Magpas air ambulance has landed behind Norwood school in Gunthorpe. Photo: Henry Ambrose

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

UPDATE: The road has reopened as of 6.40pm.