Male motorcyclist taken to hospital with serious injuries

Poole Road in Upton closed after crash between motorcycle and car

UPDATE: Poole Road in Upton reopened after crash between motorcycle and car

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POOLE Road in Upton was closed this morning for an hour and a half after a crash between a car and motorbike.

The incident took place between B3068 Blandford Road North/B3067 Dorchester Road and Palmerston Road.

It happened at the Heights Approach junction with Upton Road and the road was completely closed between Blandford Road and Palmerston Road from 7.40am.

The road closures have now been lifted and police have moved the vehicles - one motorcycle and a Toyota Aygo - into Heights Approach to await recovery.

PC Paul Rogers of Dorset Police said they were in process of recovering the bike from the scene.

"Fortunately the riders injuries are not life-threatening and we will be checking on him shortly. He has got a leg injury. The female car driver was fine."

He said it caused some rush hour traffic delays.

The male motorcyclist is thought to have suffered a broken wrist and a broken leg but his injuries are not described as life threatening.

The white Aygo is registered to a Poole man, as is the white Yamaha YZF R125 motorbike.

There are long delays in the area.

Di Bartlett who works at the Co-op said the incident took place between a car and motorbike.

She said paramedics were just taking the motoryclsrt away and that she didnt see the accident but heard the bang and saw the aftermath.

The motorcyclist appeared to conscious but his bike was in a few pieces, she added. 

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8:54am Wed 8 Jan 14

504gld says...

"auffered a broken wrist"

"taking the motoryclsrt away"

been on the sauce?
"auffered a broken wrist" "taking the motoryclsrt away" been on the sauce? 504gld
  • Score: 8

9:03am Wed 8 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

Learner rider slippy roads!
Learner rider slippy roads! suzigirl
  • Score: -10

9:22am Wed 8 Jan 14

JustForPoole says...

suzigirl wrote:
Learner rider slippy roads!
Too many maniac learner bike riders on the roads .... bloody nuisance!!! Rant over .... speedy recovery
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Learner rider slippy roads![/p][/quote]Too many maniac learner bike riders on the roads .... bloody nuisance!!! Rant over .... speedy recovery JustForPoole
  • Score: -15

9:53am Wed 8 Jan 14

kinderlingers says...

"learner bike riders on the roads .... bloody nuisance!!! Rant over .... speedy recovery"
Too many cars on the road, bloody nuisance! Speedy recovery
"learner bike riders on the roads .... bloody nuisance!!! Rant over .... speedy recovery" Too many cars on the road, bloody nuisance! Speedy recovery kinderlingers
  • Score: 10

10:00am Wed 8 Jan 14

Niel says...

Too many distracted roller skate drivers drive like their in a go-cart, darting where the inclination takes them...
Too many distracted roller skate drivers drive like their in a go-cart, darting where the inclination takes them... Niel
  • Score: 6

10:31am Wed 8 Jan 14

hamworthygirl says...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery
Best wishes for a speedy recovery hamworthygirl
  • Score: 10

10:39am Wed 8 Jan 14

VAGINADINER says...

No one knows what caused the crash as yet, so no one can say who is to blame, and therefore you cannot cast aspersions..

...Get Well Soon, Mister Motorcyclist
No one knows what caused the crash as yet, so no one can say who is to blame, and therefore you cannot cast aspersions.. ...Get Well Soon, Mister Motorcyclist VAGINADINER
  • Score: 15

11:09am Wed 8 Jan 14

Franks Tank says...

suzigirl wrote:
Learner rider slippy roads!
Rogue motor biker?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Learner rider slippy roads![/p][/quote]Rogue motor biker? Franks Tank
  • Score: 5

11:17am Wed 8 Jan 14

NylodScraggs says...

JustForPoole wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Learner rider slippy roads!
Too many maniac learner bike riders on the roads .... bloody nuisance!!! Rant over .... speedy recovery
Looking at the state of the front wheel, he may well have hit the car as it pulled out in front of him.
[quote][p][bold]JustForPoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Learner rider slippy roads![/p][/quote]Too many maniac learner bike riders on the roads .... bloody nuisance!!! Rant over .... speedy recovery[/p][/quote]Looking at the state of the front wheel, he may well have hit the car as it pulled out in front of him. NylodScraggs
  • Score: 6

11:19am Wed 8 Jan 14

speedy231278 says...

Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Learner rider slippy roads!
Rogue motor biker?
Blind cage driver? We simply don't know what happened. Given the damage to bike, and where the car has ended up, it may well have simply been that one party didn't spot the other and turned across them. We do not know which.
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Learner rider slippy roads![/p][/quote]Rogue motor biker?[/p][/quote]Blind cage driver? We simply don't know what happened. Given the damage to bike, and where the car has ended up, it may well have simply been that one party didn't spot the other and turned across them. We do not know which. speedy231278
  • Score: 7

11:33am Wed 8 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

I suppose he could have been T boned!
I suppose he could have been T boned! suzigirl
  • Score: -9

12:21pm Wed 8 Jan 14

sundaydriver says...

Whoops - everybody surmising what has happened again and the poor old motorcyclist is the immediate culprit
Whoops - everybody surmising what has happened again and the poor old motorcyclist is the immediate culprit sundaydriver
  • Score: 5

12:55pm Wed 8 Jan 14

mac340v8 says...

That's not the first car v bike accident there.
It's a bloody lethal junction.
Driver/rider error aside, there should not be parking allowed opposite heights approach, or a f***ing bus stop right on the corner(down to the council-not the bus company).
I have lived in this area for 35 years, and seen people (cars AND bikes) tear up and down that stretch of road.
I'm surprised there aren't more serious accidents.
About time they put a speed camera there, instead of in the middle of long stretches of straight roads.
That's not the first car v bike accident there. It's a bloody lethal junction. Driver/rider error aside, there should not be parking allowed opposite heights approach, or a f***ing bus stop right on the corner(down to the council-not the bus company). I have lived in this area for 35 years, and seen people (cars AND bikes) tear up and down that stretch of road. I'm surprised there aren't more serious accidents. About time they put a speed camera there, instead of in the middle of long stretches of straight roads. mac340v8
  • Score: 9

1:30pm Wed 8 Jan 14

princealby says...

Have to agree with mac340v8.
I live in Palmerston rd and so go past the Co op every day.
Its a combination of cars parking for the Co Op pushing traffic further out into the road and the junction, plus impatient drivers. Often traffic has to swerve part way into Heights Approach because there is just not enough width of road left. You can stand and watch that happen and the wear and tear on the white lines reflects this. I to most days have to drive over the white lines to prevent being hit by oncoming traffic. I, as many have learnt to use more caution at this junction but it is not a situation we should be put in in the first place.
Have to agree with mac340v8. I live in Palmerston rd and so go past the Co op every day. Its a combination of cars parking for the Co Op pushing traffic further out into the road and the junction, plus impatient drivers. Often traffic has to swerve part way into Heights Approach because there is just not enough width of road left. You can stand and watch that happen and the wear and tear on the white lines reflects this. I to most days have to drive over the white lines to prevent being hit by oncoming traffic. I, as many have learnt to use more caution at this junction but it is not a situation we should be put in in the first place. princealby
  • Score: 10

3:39pm Wed 8 Jan 14

princealby says...

Anyway I hope all involved recover ok. No mater who was or is at fault, no one wanted or intended when they awoke this am to get hurt etc
Anyway I hope all involved recover ok. No mater who was or is at fault, no one wanted or intended when they awoke this am to get hurt etc princealby
  • Score: 4

5:00pm Wed 8 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

princealby wrote:
Have to agree with mac340v8.
I live in Palmerston rd and so go past the Co op every day.
Its a combination of cars parking for the Co Op pushing traffic further out into the road and the junction, plus impatient drivers. Often traffic has to swerve part way into Heights Approach because there is just not enough width of road left. You can stand and watch that happen and the wear and tear on the white lines reflects this. I to most days have to drive over the white lines to prevent being hit by oncoming traffic. I, as many have learnt to use more caution at this junction but it is not a situation we should be put in in the first place.
You are supposed to give way
NOT drive on the WRONG side of the road you know
you could kill some one.
[quote][p][bold]princealby[/bold] wrote: Have to agree with mac340v8. I live in Palmerston rd and so go past the Co op every day. Its a combination of cars parking for the Co Op pushing traffic further out into the road and the junction, plus impatient drivers. Often traffic has to swerve part way into Heights Approach because there is just not enough width of road left. You can stand and watch that happen and the wear and tear on the white lines reflects this. I to most days have to drive over the white lines to prevent being hit by oncoming traffic. I, as many have learnt to use more caution at this junction but it is not a situation we should be put in in the first place.[/p][/quote]You are supposed to give way NOT drive on the WRONG side of the road you know you could kill some one. nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

5:47pm Wed 8 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

From someone who actually witnessed the accident the car turned right into heights approach directly across the path of the on coming motorcyclist he did not stand a chance I hope he recovers soon
From someone who actually witnessed the accident the car turned right into heights approach directly across the path of the on coming motorcyclist he did not stand a chance I hope he recovers soon alasdair1967
  • Score: 8

5:54pm Wed 8 Jan 14

NylodScraggs says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
From someone who actually witnessed the accident the car turned right into heights approach directly across the path of the on coming motorcyclist he did not stand a chance I hope he recovers soon
... and as an inexperienced learner rider, probably did not expect that. Hope he gets well soon, gets back on a bike and learns from his experience to treat ALL road users as being out to get him. That's helped me survive 37 years on a bike.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: From someone who actually witnessed the accident the car turned right into heights approach directly across the path of the on coming motorcyclist he did not stand a chance I hope he recovers soon[/p][/quote]... and as an inexperienced learner rider, probably did not expect that. Hope he gets well soon, gets back on a bike and learns from his experience to treat ALL road users as being out to get him. That's helped me survive 37 years on a bike. NylodScraggs
  • Score: 8

5:56pm Wed 8 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Even an experienced licence holder / rider would have been unable to avoid the collision
Even an experienced licence holder / rider would have been unable to avoid the collision alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

9:18am Thu 9 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

NylodScraggs wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote: From someone who actually witnessed the accident the car turned right into heights approach directly across the path of the on coming motorcyclist he did not stand a chance I hope he recovers soon
... and as an inexperienced learner rider, probably did not expect that. Hope he gets well soon, gets back on a bike and learns from his experience to treat ALL road users as being out to get him. That's helped me survive 37 years on a bike.
I survive on my motorbike using the same principle!
[quote][p][bold]NylodScraggs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: From someone who actually witnessed the accident the car turned right into heights approach directly across the path of the on coming motorcyclist he did not stand a chance I hope he recovers soon[/p][/quote]... and as an inexperienced learner rider, probably did not expect that. Hope he gets well soon, gets back on a bike and learns from his experience to treat ALL road users as being out to get him. That's helped me survive 37 years on a bike.[/p][/quote]I survive on my motorbike using the same principle! suzigirl
  • Score: 1

9:21am Thu 9 Jan 14

Michelle47 says...

This is the motorbike rider mum thank you for your comment and best wishes, could alasdair1967 get in contact with Poole traffic police and give statement we would be extremely grateful .
This is the motorbike rider mum thank you for your comment and best wishes, could alasdair1967 get in contact with Poole traffic police and give statement we would be extremely grateful . Michelle47
  • Score: 3

11:46am Thu 9 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

Michelle47 wrote:
This is the motorbike rider mum thank you for your comment and best wishes, could alasdair1967 get in contact with Poole traffic police and give statement we would be extremely grateful .
Hope you lad is okay!
[quote][p][bold]Michelle47[/bold] wrote: This is the motorbike rider mum thank you for your comment and best wishes, could alasdair1967 get in contact with Poole traffic police and give statement we would be extremely grateful .[/p][/quote]Hope you lad is okay! suzigirl
  • Score: -1

12:15pm Thu 9 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Come on Alasdair
man up
and play the white man
and help the injured rider
I have told the police you saw it happen.
Come on Alasdair man up and play the white man and help the injured rider I have told the police you saw it happen. nickynoodah
  • Score: -1

1:35pm Thu 9 Jan 14

princealby says...

nickynoodah wrote:
princealby wrote:
Have to agree with mac340v8.
I live in Palmerston rd and so go past the Co op every day.
Its a combination of cars parking for the Co Op pushing traffic further out into the road and the junction, plus impatient drivers. Often traffic has to swerve part way into Heights Approach because there is just not enough width of road left. You can stand and watch that happen and the wear and tear on the white lines reflects this. I to most days have to drive over the white lines to prevent being hit by oncoming traffic. I, as many have learnt to use more caution at this junction but it is not a situation we should be put in in the first place.
You are supposed to give way
NOT drive on the WRONG side of the road you know
you could kill some one.
Its sometimes necessary in a split second as on coming traffic often jumps out around the over parked cars outside CO OP. If there is nothing to your left then what would you do? Or would you prefer not to swerve and have a head on crash? Do you actually live there? Like I say its not just me. Take some time to stand and watch in a rush at at that spot and see for yourself. Its the on coming traffic head on that forces a lot of us to swerve left partly over and into Heights approach. Not just me, lots of drivers have to do the same so you better have a go at hundreds of other drivers that are forced to do the same. Its a poor junction to have all that traffic with a Store and parking put right on top off.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]princealby[/bold] wrote: Have to agree with mac340v8. I live in Palmerston rd and so go past the Co op every day. Its a combination of cars parking for the Co Op pushing traffic further out into the road and the junction, plus impatient drivers. Often traffic has to swerve part way into Heights Approach because there is just not enough width of road left. You can stand and watch that happen and the wear and tear on the white lines reflects this. I to most days have to drive over the white lines to prevent being hit by oncoming traffic. I, as many have learnt to use more caution at this junction but it is not a situation we should be put in in the first place.[/p][/quote]You are supposed to give way NOT drive on the WRONG side of the road you know you could kill some one.[/p][/quote]Its sometimes necessary in a split second as on coming traffic often jumps out around the over parked cars outside CO OP. If there is nothing to your left then what would you do? Or would you prefer not to swerve and have a head on crash? Do you actually live there? Like I say its not just me. Take some time to stand and watch in a rush at at that spot and see for yourself. Its the on coming traffic head on that forces a lot of us to swerve left partly over and into Heights approach. Not just me, lots of drivers have to do the same so you better have a go at hundreds of other drivers that are forced to do the same. Its a poor junction to have all that traffic with a Store and parking put right on top off. princealby
  • Score: 0

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