A 29-year-old motorcyclist had to be freed from underneath a parked car after coming off of his bike in a "serious" late night crash.

Firefighters were called to Strathmartine Road in Dundee at around 11.50pm on Saturday October 23 after the biker fell from his vehicle and became trapped underneath a parked car.

Specialist equipment was used to raise the vehicle safely so the man could be passed into the hands of paramedics for treatment.

He was then taken to Ninewells Hospital for treatment, where his condition is unknown.

The road was closed for almost eight hours while officers investigated the circumstances of the smash.

The incident is understood to have taken place close to the Strathmartine Roundabout, which intersects with the Kingsway dual carriageway.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: "We received a call at 11.51pm to assist with a male who was trapped underneath a parked car on Strathmartine Road, Dundee.

"Firefighters were involved in releasing the male from underneath the car.

"He was then passed to the Scottish Ambulance Service and taken to Ninewells Hospital."

Police officers are hoping to speak to a taxi driver they believe may have been in the area at the time the smash occurred.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received report of a serious road crash in which a motorbike had struck a car on Strathmartine Road in Dundee around 11.45pm on Saturday, 23 October, 2021.

“Emergency services attended and the 29-year-old male motorcyclist was taken to Ninewells Hospital for treatment.

“The road was closed for around eight hours and was re-opened by 8am. Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash are ongoing.

"Officers are especially eager to trace the driver of a taxi who is believed to have been in the vicinity at the time the crash happened.

"Those with information should contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident number 4597 of 24 October."

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