UPDATED: MAN KILLED IN EARLY HOURS MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN RYDE

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A motorcyclist has tragically died after crashing into the corner of a building on one of the main junctions in Ryde during the early hours of this morning (Sunday).

Police have cordoned off every approach to the St John’s Road traffic lights – at the junction with Green Street – whilst investigations into the fatal incident get underway.

Debris from an orange Kawasaki has been left scattered across the pavement and road, which has been covered over by Police using a pop-up tent.

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The motorcycle has crashed into the doors of the laundrette.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 01:15 with the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service immediately tending to the casualty. He was rushed to St Mary’s Hospital in Newport but later died from his injuries.

At this stage Police do not believe any other vehicles have been involved, or are suspected of being involved.

The Collision Investigation Unit (CIU) from the mainland has been called in to carry out a forensic examination of the scene.

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The road has been placed under a hard road closure by Island Roads and is expected to remain closed until late morning, meaning diversions for motorists. All through traffic should divert via Queen’s Road, Union Street, Esplanade and East Hill Road.

Local roads remain open although there is limited access to the High Street.

UPDATE @ 08:23 – Officers from the Roads Policing Unit are now asking for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the motorcyclist shortly before the crash to contact them.

They’d also like to hear from anyone who has CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident to get in touch.

Hampshire Constabulary has not yet confirmed the age of the motorcyclist or where they lived, but they are thought to be local.

Anyone with information should call Police on 101 quoting reference 44200432908.

UPDATE @ 09:08 – The motorcycle is now being recovered from the scene for further examination.

The road is expected to re-open at around 10:00-11:00, according to Police.

UPDATE @ 10:24 – St John’s Road, Green Street and High Street have now all re-opened following the conclusion of on-scene investigations.

The laundrette is open for business as usual today.

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Darren Street
Darren Street
2 months ago

Deepest thoughts with the biker and his/her family and friends at this time.

Pete Sandown
Pete Sandown
2 months ago

The motorcyclist has since passed away. RIP. Condolences to family and friends.

Old bean
Old bean
2 months ago

Really sad news

Mmmmm
Mmmmm
2 months ago

Very sad indeed, let’s keep the comments respectful and let’s not start speculating on this.

Annie
Annie
2 months ago

RIP, THOUGHTS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS X

Sarah Baker
Sarah Baker
2 months ago

So sad RIP to the rider and my thoughts are with his family xx

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 months ago

Very sad. Best wishes to the family. May he/she rest in peace happily.

Andrea
Andrea
2 months ago

Deepest condolences to the family of this poor man

Leona Pilbeam
Leona Pilbeam
2 months ago

So sad! My thoughts are with the persons loved ones

Sheila Ferguson
Sheila Ferguson
2 months ago

So sad to hear. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Rest in peace.

Bert
Bert
2 months ago

RIP,

cenwulf
cenwulf
2 months ago

So very tragic…thoughts and prayers with family and friends. RIP.

RIP
RIP
2 months ago

RIP very sad news for all involved especially for the friends and family but please not let us forget all the amazing emergency services and the hospital staff that did everything they could of done to save a life

Truth
Truth
2 months ago

I have no idea how this happened, so sorry for his loved ones.

Perhaps a slight message to us all, take more care when driving on this island, you never know what could happen when you turn the key of your car..

Dystopian World
Dystopian World
Reply to  Truth
2 months ago

Luckily noone else was around to be hurt by t–his accident….

Islandhammer
Islandhammer
2 months ago

The road deviates to slightly to the right and narrows after the junction, very easy to get it wrong .
Rest in peace and condolences to family and friends.

Dave
Dave
2 months ago

Really surprised the launderette has opened after this person lost there life RIP

superman
superman
Reply to  Dave
2 months ago

opened to the public? or opened for the police to help them with their job?

Sam
Sam
2 months ago

Rip to my amazing cousin going miss u loads

Pete Sandown
Pete Sandown
2 months ago

Know what this site is like for judging. Could be so many circumstances to this but someone has died, so let’s just keep it respectable.

Sjw
Sjw
2 months ago

This is such painful news to read sending all our thought to the person family .

ERIC J SMITH
ERIC J SMITH
2 months ago

Condolence to the family so sad.

Dave
Dave
2 months ago

Another brilliant driver… my thoughts to his family… No chance he was doing 30 mph…. but possibly bike had a problem, maybe throttle stuck.. who knows.. biggest question.. why was he out at that time , it was not very nice riding weather.

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  Dave
2 months ago

no its not the 70s sorry going too fast lost it…sorry for family.

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