UPDATED: POLICE AND PARAMEDICS TEND TO FALLEN SCOOTERIST IN RYDE

Emergency services are in attendance on Ryde’s Warwick Street following an incident involving a motor scooter this afternoon (Tuesday).

Several police units, alongside firefighters from Ryde, are at the scene where a motorcyclist has come off of their scooter in wet conditions.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is in attendance to provide initial medical support to the casualty whilst awaiting the arrival of an Isle of Wight Ambulance Service crew.

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Warwick Street is currently blocked at its junction with St John’s Road.

UPDATE @ 12:47 – The rider, a local woman, is being transferred into an ambulance for onward conveyance to St Mary’s Hospital. Her injuries are not thought to be serious.

Warwick Street is due to re-open shortly once emergency crews have stood down from the incident.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:

“We were called at 11.38am today (Tuesday) to reports of a single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle on Warwick Street, Ryde, resulting in the motorcyclist being injured”.

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UPDATE @ 14:41 – It’s now known that the female scooterist involved in the incident has been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital and is awaiting further checks by doctors.

Posting on to Facebook, the scooterist thanked those who helped her. She said:

“I’m currently at the hospital awaiting checks, but thank you so much to those people who helped me. “I was in massive shock, as I suffer with things like that in general, but thank you also to the people that gave their blankets to me. This Island is so kind.”

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