Motorcyclist fighting for life after collision on A31 near Roundhouse Roundabout in Sturminster Marshall

Picture: Richard Crease

Picture: Richard Crease

Picture: Richard Crease

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A MOTORCYCLIST continues to fight for his life after a day of multiple accidents that caused traffic chaos on the A31.

The man, in his forties, was airlifted to hospital after the Suzuki GSXR 1000 he was riding - registered to an address in Lymington –was involved in a collision with a black Ford Fiesta – registered to a man in his forties from Somerset, around 100 metres to the east of the Roundhouse Roundabout, near Sturminster Marshall, shortly after 8.30am on Friday.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said the motorcyclist was in a critical condition.

On Saturday, the force said there had been no updates on his condition.

A spokesman for the South West Ambulance Service said yesterday: “We were called to the Roundhouse Roundabout on the A31 after a motorcyclist went into a metal road sign just after 8.30am this morning.

“The man has suffered quite serious leg and stomach injuries.”

He was airlifted from the scene.

Police closed the A31 both ways from the roundabout along to the Lake Gates roundabout while an investigation was carried out at the scene of the crash.

The road was not reopened until 1.40pm and police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 67 of June 13.

The delays were exacerbated by another rush-hour accident on the A31 eastbound, which left a white Renault Megane on its roof in the central reservation between Picket Post and Stoney Cross.

One lane was closed in both directions as the emergency services cleared a fuel leak from the road.

South Central Ambulance Service confirmed two patients were treated at the scene for minor injuries and taken to Southampton General Hospital as a precaution.

Two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle attended.

At 11.40am two lanes on the westbound carriageway were closed following a three-vehicle accident at Picket Post.

A spokesperson for the police said two of the vehicles were badly damaged but no serious injuries were believed to have been sustained.

The accident involved a Nissan Juke - registered to an address in West Sussex, an Audi A3 - registered to an address in Devon and a Peugeot 207 – registered to an address in Totton.

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10:45am Fri 13 Jun 14

folkprotector says...

Was speed a factor in not being able to take the roundabout correctly i.e. safely? Or was the rider forced off his line by another vehicle.
OK, I don't have answers but the questions do need to be answered if lessons are to be learned.
Was speed a factor in not being able to take the roundabout correctly i.e. safely? Or was the rider forced off his line by another vehicle. OK, I don't have answers but the questions do need to be answered if lessons are to be learned. folkprotector
  • Score: -46

12:56pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

folkprotector wrote:
Was speed a factor in not being able to take the roundabout correctly i.e. safely? Or was the rider forced off his line by another vehicle.
OK, I don't have answers but the questions do need to be answered if lessons are to be learned.
You forgot to add that you hope the biker makes a speedy recovery.
[quote][p][bold]folkprotector[/bold] wrote: Was speed a factor in not being able to take the roundabout correctly i.e. safely? Or was the rider forced off his line by another vehicle. OK, I don't have answers but the questions do need to be answered if lessons are to be learned.[/p][/quote]You forgot to add that you hope the biker makes a speedy recovery. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 61

2:25pm Fri 13 Jun 14

suzigirl says...

Hope he is okay!
Hope he is okay! suzigirl
  • Score: 22

4:46pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

folkprotector wrote:
Was speed a factor in not being able to take the roundabout correctly i.e. safely? Or was the rider forced off his line by another vehicle.
OK, I don't have answers but the questions do need to be answered if lessons are to be learned.
Who cares what you think might have been a factor in this terrible accident, let the experts figure it out without your help.
Hope the biker makes a speedy recovery from his injuries.
[quote][p][bold]folkprotector[/bold] wrote: Was speed a factor in not being able to take the roundabout correctly i.e. safely? Or was the rider forced off his line by another vehicle. OK, I don't have answers but the questions do need to be answered if lessons are to be learned.[/p][/quote]Who cares what you think might have been a factor in this terrible accident, let the experts figure it out without your help. Hope the biker makes a speedy recovery from his injuries. Hessenford
  • Score: 44

6:40pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Them gsxr1000,s don't hang about. I've got a 750 version in the garage and every time I open her up she still surprises me.
Them gsxr1000,s don't hang about. I've got a 750 version in the garage and every time I open her up she still surprises me. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -20

8:43pm Fri 13 Jun 14

susi.m says...

I heard that a car clipped him which made him veer into the road sign.
I heard that a car clipped him which made him veer into the road sign. susi.m
  • Score: 1

9:42pm Fri 13 Jun 14

misplacedspaniard says...

In fact one woman said; 'an accident?! That's an easy excuse to make!' I HOPE YOU READ THIS LOVE'

If you have the conurbation paying for your bus travel you have no right to complain.
In fact one woman said; 'an accident?! That's an easy excuse to make!' I HOPE YOU READ THIS LOVE' If you have the conurbation paying for your bus travel you have no right to complain. misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 17

4:43pm Sat 14 Jun 14

cromwell9 says...

The A31 is not up to the standard ,for the traffic it has to take in the 21st century.What we need here is the road to be upgraded to Motorway standard,carrying on from Cadnam,S/E Dorset has a population the size of SHEFFIELD..
The roads we have just cant cope with the volume of traffic etc,
The money is there just get on with it and get it done .All these lives ,and injurys could be saved,In China they get things done ,Here we just talk about it .Talk about it ,talk about it YAWN.
The A31 is not up to the standard ,for the traffic it has to take in the 21st century.What we need here is the road to be upgraded to Motorway standard,carrying on from Cadnam,S/E Dorset has a population the size of SHEFFIELD.. The roads we have just cant cope with the volume of traffic etc, The money is there just get on with it and get it done .All these lives ,and injurys could be saved,In China they get things done ,Here we just talk about it .Talk about it ,talk about it YAWN. cromwell9
  • Score: 5

3:44pm Sun 15 Jun 14

MotorbikeSam says...

susi.m wrote:
I heard that a car clipped him which made him veer into the road sign.
haha for a car to have clipped the bike the car must have been over taking ??
have you ever heard of a fiesta over taking a GSXR 1000
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: I heard that a car clipped him which made him veer into the road sign.[/p][/quote]haha for a car to have clipped the bike the car must have been over taking ?? have you ever heard of a fiesta over taking a GSXR 1000 MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -5

10:33pm Sun 15 Jun 14

slama77 says...

No.1 I hope all involved are ok and recovering well.

No. 2 the a31 really does need improving. Every every week there are accidents, which cause harm to families, commuters and public services causing more economic strife, building proper infrastructure for access to the west must be a priority.

No. 3 cromwell9 it's pension and clap trap. Your contributions to this country are immense but there is no need for rudeness to public service workers, as your generation taught us?
No.1 I hope all involved are ok and recovering well. No. 2 the a31 really does need improving. Every every week there are accidents, which cause harm to families, commuters and public services causing more economic strife, building proper infrastructure for access to the west must be a priority. No. 3 cromwell9 it's pension and clap trap. Your contributions to this country are immense but there is no need for rudeness to public service workers, as your generation taught us? slama77
  • Score: 2

3:48pm Mon 16 Jun 14

MotorbikeSam says...

slama77 wrote:
No.1 I hope all involved are ok and recovering well.

No. 2 the a31 really does need improving. Every every week there are accidents, which cause harm to families, commuters and public services causing more economic strife, building proper infrastructure for access to the west must be a priority.

No. 3 cromwell9 it's pension and clap trap. Your contributions to this country are immense but there is no need for rudeness to public service workers, as your generation taught us?
the A31 need improving ?? why ? so drivers and riders can kill themselves and others on a smart road with nice new white lines or maybe even a duel carriageway ... the recent deaths have all been the result of bad driving/riding, mainly too fast and with little sense of danger.
The more traffic on a road the slower it will travel and the safer it will be.
It you notice the echo reports deaths happen on quite roads , the latest
bad injury happened at 8:30 am on a sat morning........ quite road: fast bike. You could spend millions to make the roads idiot proof or you could take the idiots of the road by a 12 month ban for anyone caught speeding..
.
[quote][p][bold]slama77[/bold] wrote: No.1 I hope all involved are ok and recovering well. No. 2 the a31 really does need improving. Every every week there are accidents, which cause harm to families, commuters and public services causing more economic strife, building proper infrastructure for access to the west must be a priority. No. 3 cromwell9 it's pension and clap trap. Your contributions to this country are immense but there is no need for rudeness to public service workers, as your generation taught us?[/p][/quote]the A31 need improving ?? why ? so drivers and riders can kill themselves and others on a smart road with nice new white lines or maybe even a duel carriageway ... the recent deaths have all been the result of bad driving/riding, mainly too fast and with little sense of danger. The more traffic on a road the slower it will travel and the safer it will be. It you notice the echo reports deaths happen on quite roads , the latest bad injury happened at 8:30 am on a sat morning........ quite road: fast bike. You could spend millions to make the roads idiot proof or you could take the idiots of the road by a 12 month ban for anyone caught speeding.. . MotorbikeSam
  • Score: 1

1:31am Tue 17 Jun 14

pooleman63 says...

I wish you the best mate and ignore them on here.
Last year I was knocked off my motorbike and was ripped to pieces by the comments.Everyone blaming the biker I suffered 2 broken legs and a broken arm and I'm far from OK now awaiting more surgery. But in the end I won the case..I wish you and your family the very best
I wish you the best mate and ignore them on here. Last year I was knocked off my motorbike and was ripped to pieces by the comments.Everyone blaming the biker I suffered 2 broken legs and a broken arm and I'm far from OK now awaiting more surgery. But in the end I won the case..I wish you and your family the very best pooleman63
  • Score: 1

6:59pm Tue 17 Jun 14

DorsetBiker says...

Some of the above comments make me sick, everyone has an opinion on what happened and yet none of you were there.

I know the facts because I was there, the bike clipped the car and this forced the rider to lose control. The bike was not overtaking the car and neither car was travelling with excess speed.

The rider was seriously hurt, I have learnt today the result of some of his injuries, they're life changing. Apart from a very badly damaged leg he also had an horrific stomach trauma.

Please, if you must gossip can you at least know the facts. If your comments are untrue or unkind, please keep them to yourselves. There are at least two people who's lives have been shattered because of this accident.
Some of the above comments make me sick, everyone has an opinion on what happened and yet none of you were there. I know the facts because I was there, the bike clipped the car and this forced the rider to lose control. The bike was not overtaking the car and neither car was travelling with excess speed. The rider was seriously hurt, I have learnt today the result of some of his injuries, they're life changing. Apart from a very badly damaged leg he also had an horrific stomach trauma. Please, if you must gossip can you at least know the facts. If your comments are untrue or unkind, please keep them to yourselves. There are at least two people who's lives have been shattered because of this accident. DorsetBiker
  • Score: 2

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