A MOTORBIKE rider was taken to hospital after a collision which also involved a van in Harnham.  

Wiltshire Police were called to the incident on Downton Road, near the Nisa store shortly after 7pm yesterday (Tuesday, June 21). 

The rider's injuries are not believed to be life threatening. 

A police spokesperson said: "We were called by the ambulance service to a collision involving a motorbike and a van in Downton Road, near the Nisa store, shortly after 7pm last night. The road was partially blocked. The rider sustained injuries not believed to be life threatening. The road was cleared at 9pm."

Fire crews from Salisbury and Wilton attended the scene along with ambulance crews. 

An air ambulance was also seen landing on the green near Rowbarrow. 

It landed at around 7.20pm and stayed until around 8.30pm. 

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Picture by Keith Aslet 

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service added: "Crews from Salisbury  and Wilton were called to a road traffic collision on Downton Road, Harnham at 7.19pm yesterday evening by our ambulance colleagues. The incident involved a motorcycle and van.

"Our crews used hydraulic pedal cutters to free a casualty who was then left in the care of ambulance crews."

One patient was taken to Salisbury District Hospital by land ambulance. 

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said: “We were called at 18.55hrs on Tuesday, June 21 to a road traffic collision in Salisbury. We sent an air ambulance and a double-crewed land ambulance. We conveyed one patient by land ambulance to Salisbury District Hospital."

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