Police are appealing for more witnesses to a road traffic collision on the main road at Rookley on the Isle of Wight. A bus and a motorcycle were involved in the collision, which took place at approximately 7.50am on Thursday, September 29, 2011 near ‘D J Hunt wholesalers’.
The motorcyclist, a 20-year-old man from Shanklin, Isle of Wight, received serious injuries, which were initially treated as life-threatening at the collision scene. He was taken to hospital where he remains at this time. His injuries are now described as being very serious but not life threatening.
The bus driver, a man aged in his 50s from the Isle of Wight, was shocked but not injured by the collision. He gave a statement to police on Thursday. No one else was travelling on the bus.
Any witnesses are asked to contact PC 1908 Martin Norman of the Isle of Wight Roads Policing Unit, quoting Operation Tortworth. Phone Shanklin Police Station on 101 or 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.