An elderly driver has had their licence revoked by the DVLA following a collision on Middle Road last week, which has left a cyclist with serious injuries.
The incident occurred between Calbourne and Newport at around 08:30 on Friday morning (29th May), as previously reported.
Island Echo understands that the cyclist, a male in his 40s, was knocked off his bike by an Audi A3 which was being driven by a woman in her 70s. The cyclist ended up 20 metres down an embankment and had to be rescued by firefighters.
It has now emerged that the local cyclist has sustained a number of injuries including a broken leg, a broken arm and has damage to his ear.
The driver of the Audi has had her licence revoked with immediate effect after failing a roadside eyesight test carried out by Police at the scene.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has told Island Echo:
“We are investigating a collision which took place at around 8.30am on 29 May on the Middle Road.
“An Audi A3 and a cyclist collided.
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“The cyclist, a man in his 40s, suffered serious injuries and was taken to St Mary’s Hospital for treatment.
“As part of the investigation, we have liaised with the DVLA and the Audi driver, a woman in her 70s, has had her driving license revoked after failing a roadside eyesight test”.
The investigation continues.