Motorcyclist in critical condition following collision in Townhill, Swansea
4pm update: The motorcyclist remains in a stable but critical condition.
A MOTORBIKE rider is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering head injuries in a Swansea road crash.
An off-duty nurse administered emergency first aid until paramedics arrived at the scene in Gwynedd Avenue in Townhill.
They treated him and then took him to Morriston Hospital.
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It happened at around 8.55pm last night at the junction with Gwent Road.
A South Wales Police spokesman said: "A Suzuki Grand Vitara motor car was travelling along Gwynedd Avenue when it collided with a motorcycle travelling in the opposite direction.
"The rider of the motorcycle suffered severe head injuries.
"First aid was administered by a passing off duty nurse. He was then treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Morriston Hospital.
"His condition is currently described as critical. The driver of the Suzuki was uninjured."
Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.
"We would like to speak to any person who witnessed the collision or stopped to provide assistance and who has not yet given their details," added the spokesman.
The road was closed for around three and a half hours while the police conducted initial investigations.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the South Wales Police Roads Policing Unit on 02920 633438, 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.