Specialist collision investigators from the mainland are this evening (Friday) piecing together the circumstances of a collision near Cowes which has left a motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries.
As previously reported by Island Echo, emergency services were called to Nodes Road in Northwood at around 14:00 this afternoon following a collision between a car and a motorcycle at the junction with Uplands Road.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was called to the scene and airlifted the male casualty directly to Southampton General Hospital’s trauma centre.
Island Echo is told the motorcyclist, who was riding a ‘monkey bike’ style motorcycle at the time of the crash, has sustained serious head injuries. Next of kin have been informed.
The occupants of a Hyundai car, which was involved in the crash, are thought to have escaped any serious injury with very little damage visible to the vehicle.
Nodes Road remains closed to all traffic in both directions and an inner cordon has been established. The junction of Uplands Road has also been taped off.
A forensic examination of the crash scene is being carried out by the Collision Investigation Unit. Once this has been completed the vehicles will be recovered and the road will reopen.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Police on 101.