A motorcyclist has been injured in a crash on Briddlesford Road near Downend this afternoon (Sunday).
Police and paramedics were called to the scene on the S-bend near Lynnbottom Tip sometime around 16:00.
Island Echo is told that the orange motorcycle crashed into a hedgerow after the emergency door on a coach travelling in the opposite direction swung open. The coach also hit a van.
Thankfully, the casualty’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Recovery of the motorcycle is taking place. The road remains open in both directions.
UPDATE MONDAY – The motorcyclist at the centre of yesterday’s incident – who doesn’t wish to be named – has praised the work of the emergency services, members of the public and the off-duty medical staff who assisted him at the roadside.
The gentleman was travelling towards Wootton from Downend when he was struck by an open emergency exit door on a coach. He ended up in the hedges lining the carriageway.
Now recovering at home with minor injuries, the motorcyclist has expressed his praise to all involved in his care including the staff at St Mary’s Hospital.