Thursday, 19 October 2017

Appeal for witnesses after crash that left motorcyclist fighting for life

A MOTORCYCLIST is fighting for his life following a crash in Bix.

A MOTORCYCLIST is fighting for his life following a crash in Bix.

Police said the rider, a man in his sixties, was thrown from his Triumph Bonneville T100 after colliding with a Ford Mondeo on the A4130 shortly before 2pm on Monday.

He had driven north along the dual carriageway from Henley and was turning right at the Bix Manor junction when the accident happened.

The driver of a van belonging to security contractor GEOAmey, who was taking four prisoners to HMP Huntercombe near Nuffield, was a few vehicles behind and pulled across the road to protect the injured man.

He and his crew then got out and kept watch until the emergency services arrived.

Two ambulances were called to the scene along with a rapid medical response car, four police cars and the Thames Valley air ambulance, which landed in a nearby field.

Paramedics treated the motorcyclist who suffered serious head, chest and leg injuries. The 70-year-old woman who was driving the Mondeo was not badly hurt.

Henley town councillor David Eggleton, who arrived a few minutes after the impact, said: ?There was a line of traffic building up and lots of people were opening their car doors to try to see what had happened.

?The bike was pretty badly smashed at the front and the handlebars were all bent, while the back end of the Mondeo was smashed on the driver?s side. The rider must have slid along the road. He seemed to be awake and moving but his helmet was covered in blood. I think he?d at least broken his leg.?

Medics treated the rider for about 45 minutes while police shut the northbound carriageway at the turn-off to Lower Assendon. He was then taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Witnesses should call Pc Darren Baker on 101, quoting incident reference 688.

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