A POLICE motorcyclist had to be airlifted to hospital after a crash with a car near Stratford.
The smash happened close to the Ambleside Care Home on Evesham Road at Dodwell just after 3pm on Tuesday (November 2).
The Warwickshire police officer, who is normally based in Rugby, was taking part in an advanced motorcycle training course on a Kawasaki motorbike when he collided with a Citroen.
He suffered multiple fractures to his legs and pelvis but is in a stable condition in hospital.
A community first responder from Alcester came across the incident shortly after it happened and stopped to offer assistance.
She was quickly followed by paramedics and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a man in his 40s who had suffered multiple serious injuries.
“Ambulance staff and the air ambulance doctor worked to stabilise his condition before airlifting him to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry.
“The woman driving the car was unhurt but understandably upset by what had happened.”
Evesham Road was closed for several hours following the collision.
The incident has been referred to the Professional Standards Department of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police.
Warwickshire Police is appealing for anyone who saw the incident to contact them on 101.