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An air ambulance was flown to the Dales twice in one day after two separate accidents involving motorcycles.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) were first called out just after 4pm on Monday when a car and motorcycle collided on the A6 in Darley Dale .

As a result of the accident, the 41–year–old male motorcyclist injured his leg and was flown to Sheffield Northern General Hospital.

Later on the same day the air ambulance team attended an incident in Bakewell where a motorcyclist had come off his bike after being clipped by a lorry.

The 28–year–old male was suffering from suspected pelvic and leg injuries as well as lacerations to his legs and feet.

He was given pain relief to the patient and airlifted to Sheffield Northern General Hospital for further treatment.

DLRAA paramedic Danny Evans said: “Unfortunately, by their very nature motorcycle accidents can lead to serious injuries and can potentially be fatal.

“We’d urge all road users – whether motorbike riders, cyclists or car and lorry drivers, to take extra care while driving to minimise the risk of accidents.”