Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Rider killed as scooter hits post on Isle of Wight

A man died when he lost control of his scooter and crashed into a post on the Isle of Wight.

Kenneth Mead, 59, of Parkway, Binstead in Ryde, was travelling on the A3054, between Ryde and Newport, on Sunday afternoon when the scooter hit the post at the side of the road.

He was taken to St Mary's Hospital in Newport but was pronounced dead.

No-one else was involved in the crash, which happened at about 16:20 BST. Police have appealed for witnesses.

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