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UPDATED: AIR AMBULANCE CALLED TO MOTORCYCLE CRASH NEAR FRESHWATER

Photos: Friends of Freshwater Fire Station

Flying doctors have been called to a serious crash involving a motorcyclist on Heathfield Road near Freshwater this afternoon (Tuesday). 

Emergency services are currently on scene between High Street and Colwell Road – close to the Norton Green area – having been alerted to the road traffic collision at just gone 16:00.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has just touched down in the West Wight to assist paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.

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Heathfield Road has been closed to traffic in both directions. Southern Vectis Route 7 buses are now on diversion.

UPDATE @ 17:35 – A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:

“We were called at 3.59pm to reports of a single vehicle collision on Heathfield Road, Freshwater involving a motorcycle. Officers are currently on scene”.

It has been confirmed that the motorbike involved is a Blue and White Suzuki.

The extent of the rider’s injuries is currently unknown.

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UPDATE @ 19:56 – The male motorcyclist has been airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at Southampton General Hospital. He is thought to have sustained multiple fractures.

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Paul Osborn
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Paul Osborn

Not sure if this is relevant to this, but the roads were very slippery today. Ironically the road gritters make the road more slippery for motorcyclists.

John bailey
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John bailey

Don’t know how you would crash on this 20mph section of road ….hope people learn from this

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