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thedownsmotorcycleseriouscollisionairambulance9Police are this week appealing for witnesses to come forward with information following a serious collision on The Downs on Saturday, as first reported by Island Echo.

Shortly after 10:30 on Saturday morning, a motorcycle was involved in a head-on collision with a Mazda car near to Knighton, resulting in the motorcyclist sustaining serious injuries including a puncture lung and broken ribs.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was called to the scene and airlifted the rider to Southampton General Hospital.

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An investigation into the incident is well underway and officers from the Island’s Roads Policing Unit are asking any witnesses to come forward.

No arrests have been made and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the collision.

Anyone with information can contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting the ref number 44150087469.

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