A MOTORCYCLIST was airlifted to hospital after an accident on the A40 near Ross-on-Wye last night.

The 60-year-old man received trauma care from ambulance staff after they were called to Whitchurch shortly before 7.00pm yesterday. The accident happened just passed Whitchurch Filling Station towards Monmouth as the motorcyclist collided with a barrier.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended.

West Merica Police said the man suffered a leg injury and multiple minor injuries.

Inspector Jamie Francis said: "A man riding a motorbike was involved in a single vehicle collision which he has received a multiple minor injuries including and a leg injury, he was transported to hospital by the air ambulance, and is believed to be in a stable condition."

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the man was airlifted to hospital in Bristol.

A spokesperson said: "Crews arrived to find a motorcyclist, a man, who had collided with a barrier.

"Upon assessment, ambulance staff found he had sustained serious injuries and the team administered trauma care on scene. Once stable the man was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol for further emergency care."