UPDATED: BIKER LEAVES ROAD AND CRASHES INTO TREES AT QUARR

A motorcyclist is being treated for serious injuries after crashing off the road at Quarr this morning (Saturday).

Police and paramedics are currently in attendance where Eleanors Grove meets Quarr Hill on the main road between Binstead and Wootton.

Island Echo understands a motorcycle – a scooter – has left the road on a long right hand corner, coming to rest in amongst the trees down a slight embankment on the outside of the bend.

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The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service is on scene with paramedics tending to the injured rider, who is thought to have sustained head injuries. His helmet has been seen at the side of the road some distance away.

Traffic is heavy in the area but the road remains open, under Police direction.

UPDATE @ 10:05 – Police have now closed Quarr Hill in both directions between Fishbourne traffic lights and Binstead Hill.

The closure of the main road between the towns of Ryde and Newport is likely to cause significant delays for motorists, with alternative routes including Havenstreet and The Downs.

Southern Vectis Route 4 and 9 buses are being impacted by this closure.

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The road is expected to remain closed for the rest of the morning, with access to the ferry terminal maintained from the Wootton approach.

UPDATE @ 10:20 – It has been confirmed that a 30-year-old male from Newport is being treated for serious injuries following the single-vehicle collision.

4 motorcycle-riding officers from the mainland-based Roads Policing Unit – on the Island for a pre-planned operation – are now attending the scene of the crash.

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UPDATE @ 13:07 – Quarr Hill/Eleanors Grove has now re-opened, Police have confirmed.

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Roger
Roger
1 month ago

The first sign of rain on dry roads and people still don’t drive to the conditions. I dare anyone to tell me this incident was anything different.

Ed Down
Ed Down
Reply to  Roger
1 month ago

I blame the naughty tree

Lewis
Lewis
Reply to  Roger
1 month ago

Could we f had a heart attack or some medical conditions, this is the problem with this world people assume not knowing jack shit about it

ron
ron
1 month ago

One of the worst vehicles to drive in slippery conditions used to scare the pants off me

Ian
Ian
1 month ago

I really hope the biker is ok but 7 police officers for a 1 person crash? Seems the only way to get a large police response is to have a crash carry a gun or knife or be drunk in the street any other crime sorry we can’t help.

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Reply to  Ian
1 month ago

You have obviously never dealt with a serious collision, which this is, have you.

Lee
Lee
1 month ago

The police seem to be completely incompetent here. There seems no reason why they should shut the road from Ryde to Wootton. They are letting cars get all the way to Fishbourne from Wooton and then telling them to turn round and go back through Fire stone copse. Why not have an officer at Firestone directing them to the ferry or through the copse?
Instead they are directing them along Newnams Rd at Binsted and its been absolute chaos through Firestone copse! Idiots

Disconbobulated
Disconbobulated
Reply to  Lee
1 month ago

Idiot. Serious accident. Has someones life been an inconvenience for You.

Contrary Mary
Contrary Mary
Reply to  Lee
1 month ago

Lee – why do you asssume that all traffic is going to Ryde? How many houses are there between Fishbourne and Wooton? Duh!

magical mag
magical mag
1 month ago

Pray that the biker is going to fully recover xx

Caroline.
Caroline.
1 month ago

It sounds like his helmet wasn’t put on properly. Generally, helmets are never removed from motorcyclists at the scene of an accident.

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