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UPDATED: POLICE RESPOND TO MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON MAIN ROAD THROUGH BINSTEAD

A crash involving a motorcycle is resulting in morning rush hour delays on the main road through Binstead this morning (Friday).

The incident has occurred between Ringwood Road and Cemetery Road, opposite the Fleming Arms pub.

Police are on scene having been alerted to the incident at around 06:30.

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Thankfully, the rider is said to be up and about.

The road remains open under Police direction but Southern Vectis is advising of delays to its Route 4 and 9 buses.

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UPDATE @ 08:57 – Police have confirmed that a motorcycle and a car have been involved in the collision, which occurred at 06:35. It’s understood the motorcycle was taking evasive action.

The collision is now being described as ‘serious’ following a deterioration in the rider’s condition.

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The road has been closed between Ringwood Road and Newnham Road as a precautionary measure.

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UPDATE @ 09:44 – Binstead Road has now re-opened in both directions following confirmation of the rider’s injuries.

Island Echo understand the motorcyclist has sustained a pelvic injury, but it is not life-changing or life-threatening.

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Traffic remains heavy in the area, especially on Binstead Estate as the last vehicles to be diverted make their way around the residential roads.

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Cooper
Cooper
5 months ago

This road has a speed limit of 30mph!! Just yards away from this crash a fatal accident occurred recently. Blame who you like but it will happen again sadly.

Ventnormum
Ventnormum
Reply to  Cooper
5 months ago

Glad you know all the facts of this particular accident.

Caustic Cathy
Caustic Cathy
Reply to  Cooper
5 months ago

Speed may be a factor but the fact is that two vehicles will not collide if both driver and rider are paying attention. It takes both NOT just one to be paying attention. It will happen again because the ability of a lot off Island drivers and riders to pay attention is sadly lacking.

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  Cooper
5 months ago

All the idiots will disagree with you, most island drivers are idiot drivers, thats why it’s a lottery when driving, if you will reach your destination in one piece.

Me me
Me me
Reply to  Letting you know
5 months ago

Letting you know that a lot of people from the mainland are over here are bad drivers they cannot stay on there side of the road best wishes to the biker hope he recovers soon

roger everyone
roger everyone
5 months ago

Newchurch has a 20mph speed limit that needs enforcing as well.

Old school.
Old school.
5 months ago

Please people, look out for motorcycles, their headlights are easily lost in other lights and general dazzle from wet roads.
Best wishes to the biker and hopefully a quick and full recovery.

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
Reply to  Old school.
5 months ago

Whilst i agree with you bikers also have an obligation to ride safely and within the speed limits, something many island bikers do not do.

Mary
Mary
5 months ago

Before the biker is given the blame, according to the article, he was “taking evasive action”. IF this is the case (I dont know, I wasnt there) then there is possibly another driver on which the blame may lie, or maybe an innocent animal. (I know, before its pointed out, drivers should not swerve to avoid them). The bikers I know have a very strong sense of self preservation!

Captain Hindsight
Captain Hindsight
5 months ago

It was like an ice rink out there this morning. Best wishes to the rider.

Ignorant stupidity
Ignorant stupidity
5 months ago

Such a shame other road users DO NOT THINK BIKE Many drivers fail to actually look and see what’s coming… look twice, be safe and recognise what you see…. and get eyes checked !!!

Cliff
Cliff
Reply to  Ignorant stupidity
5 months ago

. . . and ignore the silly impatient wally behind you who may be tooting you. Safety and life are far more important than satisfying the bully driver behind you. Take as much time as you need to ensure a safe manoeuvre

Ignorant stupidity
Ignorant stupidity
5 months ago

The motorcyclist was taking EVASIVE action this means he was attempting to get out of the way of an idiot road users who was not looking…

Cliff
Cliff
Reply to  Ignorant stupidity
5 months ago

An idiot? How do you know it was an ‘idiot’ that the biker was avoiding? Where you there? Did you witness the accident? Were you a present driver? If you were there I would have met you! With that dubious attitude, I sincerely hope you were not there. Perhaps you caused the accident with your spite for ‘idiot’ drivers just to ‘show’ them??

Old school.
Old school.
5 months ago

You need some attitude realignment, most people walk away from car accidents. You come off a motorcycle at even a low speed and you’re going to hurt at the very least! I ride a motorcycle, I know. I also know a lot of car drivers are practically blind given their lack of road craft. Re read the article, the rider was for whatever reason taking evasive action, and given the conditions the outcome was pretty much inevitable.

Bill Phearsome
Bill Phearsome
5 months ago

Too much speed, not enough sense, not surprisingly it’s a biker boy who beats the dust.

Scott
Scott
5 months ago

its the Brine that they put down with the grit, makes the road surface horrendously slippery for bikes, ive nearly gone down a few times just riding normally. If this chap was taking evasive action, hes pretty much guaranteed to come off 🙁

Cliff
Cliff
5 months ago

I was a few cars behind and our speed was 25mph to 30mph, therefore in order to overtake, the vehicles would have exceeded the speed limit.
It appeared to me that the m/c (indicating) began to overtake a car (having previously overtaken myself), and the car appeared not to have checked his mirrors and pulled out to overtake a car in front – but I was at a distance behind.
Nine times out of ten I am overtaken at early mornings whilst driving through Binstead and whilst keeping within the speed limit.

 

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