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Motorcylist taken to hospital as bike catches fire following collision

Lake Road in Lurgan

A man was taken to hospital after a motorcycle caught fire following a collision in Craigavon on Sunday night.

Emergency services were called to the scene along the Tullygally Road shortly before 9pm.

Police confirmed that the incident was a single vehicle collision involving a motorcyclist.

The motorbike caught fire as a result.

A police spokesperson said: “Our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended to extinguish the blaze from the motorbike which had caught fire. The male motorcyclist was taken to hospital as a precaution.”

A NI Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said one appliance from Lurgan attended the incident.

“Firefighters were called to a motorbike on fire as a result of a road traffic collision yesterday evening,” said the spokesperson.

“The driver of the motorbike was taken into the care of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. ¬†Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. The incident was dealt with by 9.21pm.”

A spokesperson for the NI Ambulance Service said: “We received a 999 call at 20:47 on Sunday, 4 June. One Ambulance and one Rapid Response Paramedic were tasked to the incident. Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was taken to Craigavon Area Hospital by Ambulance.”

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