Entrance to Glastonbury Festival site: Biker taken to hospital after crash

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after an accident outside the main entrance to the Glastonbury Festival site in Somerset.

The motorcyclist, who has not been named, was injured in a collision with another vehicle, traveling on the A361 Park Hill, just outside the village of Pilton.

Emergency services were called to the scene just after 2.15pm today, Tuesday October 5, to reports of a road accident which resulted in injuries.

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While paramedics treated the injured motorcyclist, police closed the road between Pilton and West Pennard, with the section between The Crown and Stickleball Lane blocked.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police confirmed details of the crash and said the injuries sustained by the rider were not considered life threatening.

‘We were called just after 2.15pm today to reports of a collision between a vehicle and a motorbike in Park Hill, near Pilton,’ he said. “The motorcyclist was taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening,” he added.

Police left the scene and the road was cleared around 4.25pm ​​today.

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Jan G. Gilbert