Police are appealing for witnesses after a 37-year-old Trowbridge man suffered serious leg injuries after a crash on the A361 near Semington last night.

The incident happened at 7.02pm between the roundabout on the junction of the A350/A361 and the roundabout near West Wilts Crematorium.

The rider, travelling from Trowbridge to Melksham on a Yamaha 600, was overtaking two cars when he crashed into bollards outside the crematorium.

He collided with a central refuge illuminated keep left traffic bollard, which caused him to be hurled in to the air, before landing onto the front of a passing black Saab 95 car, travelling in the same direction.


The motorcyclist was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath, where he was treated for serious but not considered life threatening injuries. He remains in hospital, pending surgery.

The 37-year-old man driving the Saab, who is also local, was shocked but not hurt in the collision.

The road was closed for approximately three hours while the scene was being investigated.

Anyone with information can contact PC Mark Cargill at Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.