Fuzzy air ambulance at serious car and motorcycle accident in Compton – Island Echo
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was the victim of a collision involving a car and motorbike on Military Road in Compton this afternoon (Sunday).
Island Echo is informed that the accident occurred at the entrance to the Hanover Point parking lot.
Emergency services were alerted to the incident shortly before 4:45 p.m. with several Isle of Wight ambulance service resources mobilized, alongside police.
It is believed that a Freshwater fire apparatus was mobilized in the interest of site safety.
UPDATE @ 18:05 – The motorcyclist was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with serious and potentially fatal injuries.
It is understood that the occupants of the involved vehicle were assessed and treated by local paramedics.
The road remains closed in both directions. As a result, Southern Vectis Route 12 buses are diverted.
UPDATE @ 19:22 – The mainland-based Collision Investigation Unit was called to the scene, indicating the severity of the crash.
It is understood that the motorcyclist suffered potentially fatal or life-changing injuries.
The road is expected to remain closed until late tonight.
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