MOTORCYCLE CRASH BLOCKS ROAD TO THE DOWNS

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Emergency services are en-route to a crash involving a motorcycle and a car on Ashey Road on the outskirts of Ryde this morning (Tuesday).

The incident has occurred between East Ashey Lane and the turning for Brading Downs on a winding section of carriageway.

A VW convertible and a motorcycle of unknown make have been involved in the smash, but neither the motorcyclist nor the car driver are thought to have sustained serious injuries.

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The incident occurred at just before 10:25.

The road is blocked in both directions and is likely to remain closed for the next hour or 2.

UPDATE @ 10:40 – The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are now on scene with 1 ambulance and a paramedic officer.

1 fire appliance from Ryde is also in attendance in the interests of scene safety due to a spillage.

UPDATE @ 11:11 – The road remains closed as the casualties are tended to and the debris is cleared.

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The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has now stood down.

UPDATE @ 11:32 – 1 person – believed to be the motorcyclist – is now in the care of the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:

“We were called at 10.27am today, (28 July), to reports of a collision on Ashey Road, Ryde, between a Volkswagen Golf and a Honda motorcycle.

“Minor injuries were reported.”

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Fatty belcher

So lucky no one was horrifically injured. M/C riders are at such a risk in accidents. Can’t understand why there are so many accidents here now. Too many people, or too little patience and crazy overtaking on narrow, bending, overgrown busy lanes, not roads.
 
Could easily have been so different.

Simon

The motorbike is a Honda Deauville. Hope everyone is OK.

Allchie

The report states a motorcycle of ‘unknown make’. All Simon is helpfully clarifying is what make it is. Someone, such as a concerned relative or neighbour, may recognise it and the owner as a result.

Ann

Thanks Simon that is helpful as it eliminates family members who are motor cyclists. It saves me and lots of others wondering and worrying. So yes, it was the right thing to do.

ron

Car had no chance with bike on wrong side of road as he misjudged bend according to
passenger in following car,

Paul

As the rider of this bike I can tell you all that speed was not a issue here. 37mph. No throttle in use, nor any brakes. The front tyre let go at the apex of the corner (still very much on my side of the road). The bike, without me on it span and hit the VW windshield/handle bar/instruments first onto the VW’s off-side front corner, not head on. I have 7 broken ribs and a scapula in 4 pieces from sliding down the road. I’d like to thank the woman in the car following me for her help in… Read more »

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