Motorcyclist fighting for his life after serious crash

A MOTORCYCLIST has been airlifted to hospital after he sustained ‘life-threatening’ injuries in a serious crash in North Dorset. Dorset Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Landshire Lane near to the Gibbs Marsh Trading Estate in Stalbridge at 5.49pm on Thursday (October 8). The crash, which involved a black Nissan Micra and a black Yamaha motorcycle, forced the road to be closed for several hours by police as emergency services attended the scene. 

The rider of the motorcycle – a man aged in his 20s from Somerset – sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance. He remains in hospital in a critical condition and his family has been informed. The driver of the Nissan was uninjured. 

The road was reopened at around 1am on Friday (October 9). Landshire Lane, Stalbridge Officers investigating the serious collision in North Dorset are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

Police Sergeant Sarah Jones, of the traffic unit, said: “An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances of this collision.  “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident and has not already spoken to police to please get in touch. “I would also ask any motorists who have dashcam fitted to their vehicles and were travelling in the area the time of the collision, or just before, to please check their cameras for any relevant footage.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 8:314.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111. 

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