Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash on Christchurch main road
A MOTORCYCLIST was badly hurt in a collision with a car on a main road in Christchurch yesterday (Monday) morning.
Paramedics and police rushed to the incident, which happened at about 8.30am on Purewell.
The rider, a man in his 30s from Bournemouth, was taken by ambulance to hospital with what were believed to have been serious injuries.
Officers closed the road between the Purewell Roundabout and the Two Riversmeet traffic lights while the incident was dealt with.
Council workers also had to clear a fuel spillage before the scene was cleared around 10.30am.
The collision happened as Dorset Police and partners are launching a campaign to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury incidents involving motorcyclists on the county’s roads.
Running from 1st April to 31st October, Think Bike, Have You Been Seen? encourages road users to take extra care, particularly at junctions.
It is run in collaboration with charity DocBike, which teams up doctors or paramedics on motorcycles with air ambulance charities to respond to collisions involving riders.
Dorset Road Safe Partnership, which includes the police, fire service and BCP Council, is also involved in the initiative.
It will see two types of road sign placed at key locations where bikers have been injured on roads in Dorset, with one telling motorists “Think Bike” and the other asking riders “Have you been seen?”