UPDATE: Patient taken to hospital following crash on A5 near Rugby

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A section of the A5 near Rugby is closed because of a serious crash.

Between 5am and 6am this morning a crash happened on the A5 between Rugby Road near Clifton Upon Dunsmore and the A428 near Crick.

The incident involved a car, lorry and a motorbike.

According to Highways England Traffic news Northamptonshire Police are undertaking a full collision investigation at scene.

A diversion is in place while the road is closed.

Northbound traffic should use the route marked with a black diamond symbol on road signs.

This will take traffic via the A428 southbound.

At the M1 junction 18 take the northbound M1 and then continue to junction 19 and veer left on to the M6 northbound.

At junction 1 exit the M6 on to the A426 northbound. Continue on this road to meet the A5.

Any southbound traffic should use the route marked with a black triangle symbol on road signs. This follows the above route in reverse.

Motorists are being advised to allow additional time for their journeys.

A spokesperson from East Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “We received a call at 5.56am this morning to Watling Street in Clifton upon Dunsmore, Rugby.

“The caller reported that there had been a road traffic collision between a motorcycle and a lorry.

“We sent two paramedics in ambulance cars and two crewed ambulances, and one patient was taken to Northampton General Hospital.”