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Friday 08 July 2016, 1:15 PM

Police investigating a serious collision on the A417 at Crickley Hill earlier this week have made a new appeal in connection with the crash that saw a man and a woman on a motorbike suffer life threatening injuries.

Officers want to talk to the occupants of a grey BMW saloon car that was travelling down the hill, directly behind the articulated goods vehicle that was also involved in the collision. It is believed they would have had a good view of the incident and officers are urging them to come forward on 101.

The collision happened at 6.13pm on Wednesday 6 July and involved a white Laverda motorcycle that was travelling uphill and a red and white articulated heavy goods vehicle that was travelling downhill.

The rider and pillion passenger of the motorcycle, a 53-year-old man and 49-year-old woman, both from the Gloucester area, were treated at the scene by paramedics and air ambulance staff, prior to being transferred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

They remain in hospital and are now in a serious but stable condition.

The lorry driver, a 33-year-old man from Tewkesbury, was shaken but uninjured.

The road was closed for nine hours during which officers from the Tri-Force Specialist Operations Collaboration unit carried out a detailed investigation.

The investigation team would like to hear from any witnesses who have not yet been spoken to and ask that anyone with information please get in touch by dialling 101 and quoting incident 409 of 6 July.