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UPDATED: Police and paramedics are attending a road traffic collision between a car and motorcycle on Great Preston Road in Ryde this evening (Wednesday). 

The road has been closed in both directions as paramedics tend to the injured rider at the junction with Nicholson Road.

The red Vauxhall Corsa and 125cc motorcycle collided just after 18:00.

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UPDATE @ 18:58 – The motorcyclist, thought to be male, has been transferred into an awaiting ambulance on a spinal board.

The road remains closed whilst Police investigate the circumstances behind the crash.

UPDATE @ 19:25 – Paramedics have now blue lighted the casualty to St Mary’s Hospital, around an hour after the collision took place.

The road is still closed and is likely to remain so for some time with a hard closure now in place.

UPDATE @ 21:30 – The road has now reopened following positive news from St Mary’s Hospital.

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The motorcyclist is thought to have sustained pelvic injuries.

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