Motorcyclist hurt in rush hour collision

A MOTORCYCLIST was seriously injured in an accident which bought traffic chaos to Colchester's rush hour.

Annie Davidson

A MOTORCYCLIST was injured in an accident which bought traffic chaos to Colchester's rush hour.

The man was feared to have suffered internal injuries in a collision with a silver Ford Focus in Remembrance Avenue at 5.15pm today.

Some reports said an off-duty nurse, who went to the aid of the injured man, had to give him life-saving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in the road as shocked drivers looked on.

Emergency services closed the busy route for 40 minutes as the motorcyclist was treated at the scene and then taken by ambulance to Colchester General Hospital.

His condition was initially described as “serious” but it later emerged he had only suffered minor injuries.

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The accident bought rush hour chaos to the town as motorists tried to find alternate routes around the road closure.

The female driver of the Ford was arrested by police for matters unrelated to the accident and was still in police custody last night.