Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hampshire police motorcyclist seriously hurt in A31 crash

A police motorcyclist was seriously injured when he was involved in a collision while responding to a crash in Hampshire.

The officer was riding a marked BMW bike along the A31 between Four Marks and Chawton when he was involved in a crash with a Audi S3, on Monday.

He was airlifted to hospital where he is in a critical but stable condition.

The Audi driver, a 40-year-old man from Four Marks, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and bailed.

The police officer had been responding to a crash where a motorcyclist was injured.

Insp Richard Parsons said: "Although [the officer's] injuries are no longer believed to be life-threatening, he is in a critical but stable condition at hospital.

"We believe there are more motorists who would have seen the collision or both vehicles, in the moments immediately before impact."

A section of the A31 was closed for more than six hours to allow for a forensic examination of the scene.

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