This in from the police, in their own words. Our thoughts are with the family of scooter rider. Ed
At 5.12pm, Saturday, August 3, a blue Jonway scooter was in collision with a Citroen Xsara on Stroudwood Road, Ryde.
The rider, a 66-year-old man from Ryde, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. His condition has since deteriorated and he is now said to be in a critical condition.
The Citroen driver, a 51-year-old man from Essex, was shaken but otherwise uninjured.
Sergeant Dave Sanderson from the Roads Policing unit at Shanklin said:
“The scooter rider was heading towards the Smallbrook stadium as the Citroen was pulling out of a driveway on Stroudwood Road.
“The two vehicles were in collision with one another and as a result the motorcyclist suffered serious internal injuries and was taken to St Mary’s Hospital. Sadly, his condition has since deteriorated.
“I’m therefore now appealing for any witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw either vehicle prior to it to come forward with information.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Sanderson at Shanklin police station on 101 quoting Operation Alena