Motorcyclist taken to hospital following A96 crash

An ambulance was called to the scene on the A96 Fochabers bypass.

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after being knocked off his bike in Moray.

The biker was involved in a collision with a Range Rover on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road yesterday morning.

The Fochabers bypass was blocked for east-bound traffic following the two-vehicle accident on the busy trunk route shortly after 11am.

Initially it was suspected an air ambulance may have to be called to the scene before paramedics decided to transport the motorcyclist by road.

Panels had been broken off the red Honda motorbike while one mirror hung loose at the side of the road on the grass verge.

The front of the dark blue Range Rover was dented in the incident that left tyre marks across the carriageway on the A96.

Witnesses reported seeing the man walking following the collision. Last night police said it was suspected he had received only minor injuries.

The crash led to extra delays on the road yesterday on top of backlogs at temporary traffic lights on the bridge across the River Spey.

Police managed traffic at the scene until recovery teams arrived to clear the stricken vehicles away.

A police spokeswoman said: “We were called to a two-vehicle collision involving a motorbike and Range Rover on the Fochabers bypass at 11.10am.

“The road was blocked for east-bound traffic. An air ambulance was requested for the motorcyclist but was stood down. It looks like he only received minor injuries.”