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Public praised for extinguishing fire after motorbike collision in Lincolnshire

By AlexColman  |  Posted: September 04, 2012

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Members of the public, at the scene of a motorbike crash, are being praised by emergency services after their quick actions in extinguishing a fire saved the rider from more serious burns.

A motorbike caught fire after a collision with a car on Kenwick roundabout, on the A16 outside Louth.

Emergency services were called to the incident involving a Yamaha XT660 motorbike and a silver Ford Mondeo, at 12:45pm on September 3.

The rider of the motorbike was a 29-year-old local man who suffered burns to his arms, legs and neck.

He was taken to hospital in Grimsby and later transferred to a specialist burns hospital in Wakefield, were his condition is described as stable.

The driver of the car is a 44 year-old man from Rotherham and he was unhurt in the incident. The road was reopened at 5pm.

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