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A 27-year-old man is fighting for his life in Southampton General Hospital following a serious crash in Shanklin during the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

As first reported by Island Echo, emergency services were called to the A3055 Sandown Road shortly before 03:00 where they discovered a male motorcyclist injured in the road. He was rushed to St Mary’s Hospital under blue lights and the crash scene was locked down.

The incident was deemed so serious by the officers on the ground that collision investigators from the mainland were called in overnight to conduct a forensic examination of the scene at the junction with Cemetery Road.

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Police are still working to piece together exactly what happened and are yet to establish if any other vehicles were involved, or whether this was a single vehicle collision involving just the Dominos delivery bike.

It is thought the motorcycle collided with a wall at the side of the carriageway.

Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that the 27-year-old motorcyclist has been flown to Southampton General Hospital where he is being treated for life threatening injuries, including a number of broken bones. He was airlifted by the Coastguard helicopter as dawn broke this morning.

A spokesperson for the force has this lunchtime said:

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“We are investigating the circumstances of a collision that left a motorcyclist with serious life-threatening injuries on the Isle of Wight.

“We were called at 02:23am this morning (Saturday 23 March) by our colleagues from the ambulance service, who were treating a 27 year-old motorcyclist on Sandown Road in Lake at the junction with Cemetery Road.

“He has subsequently been taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment. His injuries, which include a number of broken bones, are described as life threatening.

“We are still carrying out enquiries to establish if any other vehicles were involved, or whether this was a single vehicle collision”.

The main Sandown to Shanklin road has re-opened following the conclusion of on scene investigations.

Anyone who saw what happened or the Honda motorbike involved in the area before the collision should call 101 quoting 44190101012. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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