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MOTORCYCLIST IN DOWNS CRASH

downsclosedEmergency services are this evening attending to a serious road traffic collision on Brading Down Road on the outskirts of the town.

The crash, believed to involve a motorcycle and a car, happened shortly before 16:30.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has landed at the scene to perform a patient medivac, indicating the seriousness of the injuries sustained.

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This comes just 24hrs after a motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a red Vauxhall Astra in Shanklin.

The road remains closed by Police at both ends of the road.

UPDATE @ 18:21 – The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) has now left the scene nearly 2 hours after the collision occurred.

UPDATE @ 22:30 – Brading Down Road has reopened this evening following the serious two-vehicle smash shortly before a sharp downhill left bend towards Newport.

Both vehicles have now been recovered by specialist recovery experts Stag Lane Motors.

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UPDATE @ 11:00 TUESDAY – The motorcyclist was taken to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport by land ambulance and is said to be in a stable condition this morning. The HIOWAA was notrequired to carry out a patient medivac, however did attend the scene.

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