Derry crash: Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision with police vehicle

Police have launched an investigation following a collision between a motorcycle and a police vehicle.

The rider of the motorcycle, a man aged in his 60s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the incident which happened close to Maydown Police Station in Derry on Wednesday.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokesperson said the collision happened at around 1pm and involved a contracted member of police staff driving a police vehicle and the motorcycle.

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He added: “The rider of the motorcycle, a man aged in his 60s, was taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries, where he remains at this time. The driver of the police vehicle did not receive any injuries.”

Derry City and Strabane Chief Inspector Luke Moyne said police have started an investigation.

“My thoughts are with the man involved and we have commenced a full investigation,” he said. "We appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, who has dashcam or any other information, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 701 of 19/06/24.”

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