A female motorcyclist involved in an early morning road traffic collision with a car near Five Star Island, was rushed to the hospital’s Emergency Department this morning.

A police spokesman said details are unclear at this point in time but the rider’s condition is believed to be serious.

The road around the vicinity of the collision was cordoned off while the relevant police officers processed the scene.

The motoring public were advised to expect traffic diversions and delays while the scene was being processed. 

West end motorists travelling to the City of Hamilton are advised to take South Shore Road to avoid the main road east of Barnes Corner where the accident occurred.