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Pit bike rider (16) suffers serious injuries in collision with double-decker bus in Station Street, Lymington

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A YOUNG motorcyclist was badly hurt in a collision with a double-decker bus operated by morebus near Lymington Railway Station.

The incident involving a pit bike took place in Station Street shortly before 5pm yesterday (Thursday).

Police and paramedics were dispatched, and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance landed at nearby Grove Gardens.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance landed at Grove Gardens (photo: Gerald Knight)
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance landed at Grove Gardens (photo: Gerald Knight)

The rider, a 16-year-old local boy, was assessed and treated for serious injuries before being taken by road ambulance to Southampton General Hospital. He was accompanied by the helicopter’s medical team.

Gary Rose, morebus operations manager for Lymington and Ringwood, said: "I can confirm that one of our vehicles was involved in a collision involving a motorcyclist in Lymington yesterday afternoon.

“The motorcyclist sustained injuries and was taken to hospital. Our primary concern is for their welfare and we will be monitoring their situation very closely. We wish them a full and speedy recovery.

“We are also providing support for our driver and will continue to do so. The safety of our drivers, passengers and other road users is of utmost importance to us and we are conducting a full internal investigation.

"We are also cooperating fully with the authorities as they continue their enquiries.”

A Hampshire police spokesperson said: “We were called just after 5pm yesterday, 9th September, to reports of a collision between a pit bike and a double-decker bus on Station Street, Lymington.

“The rider, a 16-year-old boy, suffered a serious injury and has been taken to hospital. No arrests have been made.”

Those with information should contact officers on 101, quoting incident reference number 44210362160, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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