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MOTORCYCLIST TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING GLANCING BLOW WITH CAR

A motorcyclist has been conveyed to hospital after coming off his machine as a result of a collision with a car in Shanklin this afternoon (Sunday).

The incident has occurred on the S bends at Big Mead, on the main road between Shanklin and Ventnor.

The motorcyclist is understood to have collided with the front driver’s side of a Vauxhall Astra, resulting in the bike leaving the carriageway and coming to a rest in the Big Mead car park.

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Police are now awaiting recovery of the motorcycle.

The road remains open in both directions with no delays.

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Bert
Bert
1 month ago

Hope rider is well, and all. Involved

David Ford
David Ford
1 month ago

Hope the rider is not to badly hurt

Surfingwithsharks
Surfingwithsharks
1 month ago

Fred should be along any minute with his biking expertise…lol…blacks illegal isnt it Fred, and that exhaust! well he deserved it eh…

fred
fred
Reply to  Surfingwithsharks
1 month ago

I’ve been riding and building bike for 40 years mate, so I am an expert. The number plate is too small, not legal. The exhaust is missing the cat (very easy to see in the photo), bikes of that age have to have one. It’s been deleted. So yes, the bike IS illegal.

JonathanB
JonathanB
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

If a driver in a car has had a drink then the law ALWAYS considers any accident the fault of that driver, so does the same apply for an accident where one of the vehicles is illegal? Doubt it. Not fashionable enough.

Me me
Me me
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

Great you know everything glad you can comment

gsxrjohn
gsxrjohn
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

Cats are in the headers on them

Surfingwithsharks
Surfingwithsharks
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

yes your wel known ?????? aftermarket exhausts are insurable and totally legal..but you’d know this after all them bikes you build..pmsl

Dave
Dave
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

@fred ive been alive for 40 years….. doesnt make me an expert on life.
Regardless of weather it is legal or not (he may not be awere – needs your 40 years expertise) i hope rider ok

Paul
Paul
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

How can you possibly tell what size the number plate is from that angle of picture? Or what year of make the bike is for that matter. You are so full of shit.

plato
plato
Reply to  Surfingwithsharks
1 month ago

Why am I not surprised but not a very good expert are you? It is not a legal requirement for a motorcycle to have a catalytic converter (emissions are not tested on a motorcycle MOT) so therefore it CANNOT be illegal on that basis, and in terms of number plates the size of the plate is irrelevant it is about the size and spacing of the letters and numbers on the plate, and since you cant actually see the plate there is no way of knowing if it is actually illegal.

plato
plato
Reply to  Surfingwithsharks
1 month ago

I accidentally posted my comment under the wrong post – should be a reply to “fred”

Surfingwithsharks
Surfingwithsharks
Reply to  plato
1 month ago

i just got fed up after the comments about that poor lad that hit a wall..this guy is clueless

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

Who cut the corner? Hope the driver of the car is ok.

Letting you know
Letting you know
1 month ago

More idiot car drivers that can’t keep on the right side of the road will be along soon…

Know it all
Know it all
Reply to  Letting you know
1 month ago

Cars are so big now they cant keep to their side of the road

Debby
Debby
Reply to  Know it all
1 month ago

Isle of Wight drivers are terrible at sticking to their own side of the road when driving around bends (I’m an Islander..since about 6yrs old, a long, loooong, long time ago)! I’m not making any judgement about what caused the accident, it’s just an observation.

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  Letting you know
1 month ago

Why do you presume it’s the car driver at fault?
Read the report again. Sounds like the bike has cut the S bend corner and clipped the front drivers side of the car.

Last edited 1 month ago by Sunshine
Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  Sunshine
1 month ago

The car driver cut the S bend not the bike…

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Reply to  Letting you know
1 month ago

Mostly speeding bikes that treat s-bends like a race track chicane mate. Just letting you know.

Me me
Me me
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

More speeding cars that treat s bends like a race track and cut corners just letting you know

Stuart
Stuart
Reply to  Letting you know
1 month ago

You’re just a hopeless cause. You have no idea what happened, and yet here you are again with your clueless infantile drivel. Grow up!

Miss Sensible
Miss Sensible
1 month ago

Hope all involved OK .

Stephen
Stephen
1 month ago

I know the bike rider well and he’s a good carful biker
Get the facts before you condemn both car driver and biker

Incredible !!
Incredible !!
Reply to  Stephen
1 month ago

Sorry, but obviously not as good as you say Stephen.

Phil mccavity
Phil mccavity
1 month ago

More bad driving on the IW

 

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