A man was airlifted to hospital yesterday to be treated for “life-changing” injuries after his motorcycle left a north-east road and crashed into a signpost.
The 22-year-old was seriously injured in the accident on the A92 Stonehaven to Montrose road at the Crawton junction around 11.15am, which left his bike a mangled wreck at the side of the road.
In a separate incident, another motorcyclist was also injured when his bike left the A93 Ballater to Braemar road and landed on a grassy verge around 3pm.
He sustained “minor injuries”, including a wrist injury.
Last night, police appealed for witnesses following yesterday morning’s accident, in which the motorcyclist involved suffered “serious” leg and arm injuries.
Two fire engines from Stonehaven and Inverbervie attended the scene, and cleared away fuel which had spilled onto the carriageway.
An ambulance, a rapid response unit and a responder team were also called out, aswell as the air ambulance.
A signpost leading to Uras and Crawton was ripped from the ground and completely destroyed.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and the road reopened shortly after 1pm.
Constable Derek Thow, from the Stonehaven Road Policing Unit, said it was too early to tell what had caused the vehicle to leave the road, and urged anyone who saw the collision to contact the force.
He also praised those who live near the accident and went out of their way to help the injured biker.
“I am keen to speak with anybody who witnessed the collision or saw the rider prior to the collision on his journey north on the A92 from Montrose,” he said.
“The rider was wearing black and white leathers and was riding a blue Suzuki motorcycle.
“We don’t know the circumstances of the accident yet but we are appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information.
“I would also like to thank local residents who tended to the motorcyclist and assisted the ambulance crew when they arrived”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.