Police say a motorcyclist injured in one of the crashes in the St. John’s area on Monday had to have a leg amputated. That crash in the west end of St. John’s was one of two involving a motorcycle that the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary are investigating.

Around 3:40 p.m. emergency crews were called to Topsail Road for a crash involving a car and a motorcycle, right outside the Brookfield Road fire station.

The 34-year-old motorcycle driver was rushed to hospital with injuries.

Police said he had to go into surgery “where he, unfortunately, had his injured leg amputated.”

Topsail Road, at Brookfield Road, was closed for several hours Monday while crews remained to clean up the scene.

Police were called to a second crash involving a motorcycle around 7:45 p.m. on Torbay Road, in Torbay.

Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle and a motorcycle on fire.

The 25-year-old man who was driving the motorcycle was taken to hospital with what the RNC called serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Two others were also taken to hospital.