Hampshire & Isle of Wight

New Forest bike crash: Police officer seriously hurt

A337 between Lyndhurst and Brokenhurst
Image caption The officer was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital

A police officer riding a marked motorbike has been seriously injured in a crash in the New Forest.

The officer's BMW police bike collided with a grey Volkswagen Caddy on the A337 between Lyndhurst and Brokenhurst.

The 45-year-old officer was responding to a two-vehicle accident, Hampshire Constabulary said.

The A337 was expected to be closed both ways for several hours between the A35 Gosport Lane and the B3055 Balmer Lawn Road for forensic examinations.

The officer was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.

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