Collision took place between motorbike and car on Moorside Road

Motorcyclist flown to hospital after crash

Picture from Steve Morrissey

Picture: Adam Harrington

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A TEENAGE motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a horrific collision in Bournemouth.

A police spokesperson said he remains in a stable condition.

Emergency services rushed to Moorside Road at around 1.40pm on Friday and a 17-year-old boy was taken to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance. 

Speaking at the scene, Sgt Nikki Burt, of Poole Traffic Department, confirmed officers were investigating a collision between a black Peugeot car and a motorbike.

She said: "The 17-year-old male motorcyclist has sustained serious injuries and has been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital where his next of kin have been informed and are with him.

"At this stage the circumstances are relatively unknown and we are appealing for any witnesses who saw the incident.”

Witnesses reported two air ambulances landing on the field at Fernheath playing ground.

Bournemouth Echo:

Picture from Steve Morrissey

Police closed the road to traffic between Montgomery Avenue and Verney Road for more than four hours but pedestrians were permitted access up to the police cordon, which surrounded the damaged car, motorcycle and forensics officers carrying out investigations.

A resident, who did not wish to be named, said she was indoors at the time of the crash.

“I heard a very loud bang,” she added.

“Then I could hear a woman screaming.

“I came out and there was a man on the floor and I called an ambulance.”

She said residents then came out onto the street and tended to the teenager while waiting for help to arrive.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance then landed at nearby Fernheath Playing Fields and the youngster was flown to hospital for treatment.

Officers could later be seen speaking to residents and a number of people came out onto the street to see what was going on.

Another resident, who did not want to be named, said he was saddened to hear someone so young had been badly hurt. 

He added: “It is really shocking. I watched as the paramedics worked on him and just hope he pulls through.”

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2:51pm Fri 22 Aug 14

sheenehunt76 says...

I took that 1st picture
I took that 1st picture sheenehunt76
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3:04pm Fri 22 Aug 14

hucky999 says...

I used to live in that area and the number of youngsters on motorbikes racing up and down that road doing wheelies etc. not surprised but hope he recovers ok.
I used to live in that area and the number of youngsters on motorbikes racing up and down that road doing wheelies etc. not surprised but hope he recovers ok. hucky999
  • Score: 8

4:10pm Fri 22 Aug 14

kazjaf1 says...

I live on this estate and there is always youngsters on motorbikes zooming up and down the roads on the wrongside all hours of the day and night with no thought for others.
I live on this estate and there is always youngsters on motorbikes zooming up and down the roads on the wrongside all hours of the day and night with no thought for others. kazjaf1
  • Score: 48

4:48pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Wally Bazoom says...

sheenehunt76 wrote:
I took that 1st picture
Amazing how Steve Morrissey has managed to turn afternoon into night-time... or maybe someone just needs to tell him to turn the flash on!
[quote][p][bold]sheenehunt76[/bold] wrote: I took that 1st picture[/p][/quote]Amazing how Steve Morrissey has managed to turn afternoon into night-time... or maybe someone just needs to tell him to turn the flash on! Wally Bazoom
  • Score: -1

4:51pm Fri 22 Aug 14

sheenehunt76 says...

sheenehunt76 wrote:
I took that 1st picture
Sorry 3rd pic
[quote][p][bold]sheenehunt76[/bold] wrote: I took that 1st picture[/p][/quote]Sorry 3rd pic sheenehunt76
  • Score: -29

5:38pm Fri 22 Aug 14

hamworthygirl says...

Regardless of how old he was when he had his children he is a father and I hope he recovers to be able to bring up his children.
Regardless of how old he was when he had his children he is a father and I hope he recovers to be able to bring up his children. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 17

5:38pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Townee says...

Don't like any one getting hurt in an accident so we will wait until the truth comes out.
Don't like any one getting hurt in an accident so we will wait until the truth comes out. Townee
  • Score: 11

6:03pm Fri 22 Aug 14

News-Hound1 says...

Hope the young lad makes a full recovery. As a car driver if I see a youngster on a moped I always give them lots of space. I see young lads on their mopeds whenever I'm on the road who just do not concentrate, they zig zag, looking over their shoulder at you, when they should be concentrating on the road ahead.

It doesn't surprise me that there is yet another moped accident.
I personally think the legal age limit whether you are a car driver or moped rider should be raised to 18.

A lot of 16 and 17 year olds are not responsible enough to be on our roads, you do not have the same protection as a car, and you have to be so much more careful when the conditions are poor.

I can appreciate that accidents happen to the best of us, though they happen a lot more to youngsters with little experience.
Hope the young lad makes a full recovery. As a car driver if I see a youngster on a moped I always give them lots of space. I see young lads on their mopeds whenever I'm on the road who just do not concentrate, they zig zag, looking over their shoulder at you, when they should be concentrating on the road ahead. It doesn't surprise me that there is yet another moped accident. I personally think the legal age limit whether you are a car driver or moped rider should be raised to 18. A lot of 16 and 17 year olds are not responsible enough to be on our roads, you do not have the same protection as a car, and you have to be so much more careful when the conditions are poor. I can appreciate that accidents happen to the best of us, though they happen a lot more to youngsters with little experience. News-Hound1
  • Score: 37

6:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

scrumpyjack says...

hamworthygirl wrote:
Regardless of how old he was when he had his children he is a father and I hope he recovers to be able to bring up his children.
Shocked you are being downvoted. That's just nasty.
[quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: Regardless of how old he was when he had his children he is a father and I hope he recovers to be able to bring up his children.[/p][/quote]Shocked you are being downvoted. That's just nasty. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -8

6:43pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Huey says...

Not the first or the last. Death traps I tell you.
Not the first or the last. Death traps I tell you. Huey
  • Score: -3

6:53pm Fri 22 Aug 14

bobskin123 says...

Doesn't matter if he was old or young he is still someone's son, brother, father etc have a little sympathy for the young man I'm sure his intentions when he woke up this morning were not to be rushed off in an air ambulance with severe injuries. Hope he makes a full recovery
Doesn't matter if he was old or young he is still someone's son, brother, father etc have a little sympathy for the young man I'm sure his intentions when he woke up this morning were not to be rushed off in an air ambulance with severe injuries. Hope he makes a full recovery bobskin123
  • Score: 28

7:00pm Fri 22 Aug 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

Firstly I hope all concerned get well soon, however not surprised this has happened more surprised it does not happen more regular!
Firstly I hope all concerned get well soon, however not surprised this has happened more surprised it does not happen more regular! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 12

7:42pm Fri 22 Aug 14

fizzy fert says...

Most of the people who live there
don't know who their fathers are
let alone names and ages
its worse than East Anglia
for inbreeding.
Most of the people who live there don't know who their fathers are let alone names and ages its worse than East Anglia for inbreeding. fizzy fert
  • Score: 18

7:54pm Fri 22 Aug 14

mandy43 says...

firstly my thought and prays are with the lad and his family . i was actually there i was holding the lad until the ambulance came i just hope the lad will be ok god bless
firstly my thought and prays are with the lad and his family . i was actually there i was holding the lad until the ambulance came i just hope the lad will be ok god bless mandy43
  • Score: 28

7:59pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Sir Beachy-Head says...

sheenehunt76 wrote:
sheenehunt76 wrote:
I took that 1st picture
Sorry 3rd pic
Sicko taking photo's of other peoples accidents and being so pleased about it.
[quote][p][bold]sheenehunt76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sheenehunt76[/bold] wrote: I took that 1st picture[/p][/quote]Sorry 3rd pic[/p][/quote]Sicko taking photo's of other peoples accidents and being so pleased about it. Sir Beachy-Head
  • Score: 24

4:50am Sat 23 Aug 14

Slapmytickle says...

You heartless bunch of k**bs. Someone is ill in hospital and so many of you criticise. He's a kid ffs. Made a stupid mistake and clearly going to have to learn the hard way. Kids are not educated well on these busy roads and big egos tend to make them do stupid things, but that doesn't deserve you all to abuse him when he's lying in hospital. You should never judge anyone. Everyone has to learn from mistakes. Quite frankly we should be praying this young man makes a full recovery as clearly he has a lot of responsibility at a young age.
You heartless bunch of k**bs. Someone is ill in hospital and so many of you criticise. He's a kid ffs. Made a stupid mistake and clearly going to have to learn the hard way. Kids are not educated well on these busy roads and big egos tend to make them do stupid things, but that doesn't deserve you all to abuse him when he's lying in hospital. You should never judge anyone. Everyone has to learn from mistakes. Quite frankly we should be praying this young man makes a full recovery as clearly he has a lot of responsibility at a young age. Slapmytickle
  • Score: 9

7:31am Sat 23 Aug 14

roamer200 says...

Interesting arrogance on here today. Firstly, not all car drivers don't look for bikes. Many of us are so paranoid about hitting one we are over cautious. Why, well because some not most but some ride dangerously and without much sense. Combine the distracted car with in experienced or dangerous biker and this is the outcome. However there is also the fact accidents do regrettably happen. Regardless of the comments and assumptions on here someone has been hurt and a family is currently in turmoil so how about some supportive comments.... I personally don't care what happened I just hope all involved fully recover quickly.
Interesting arrogance on here today. Firstly, not all car drivers don't look for bikes. Many of us are so paranoid about hitting one we are over cautious. Why, well because some not most but some ride dangerously and without much sense. Combine the distracted car with in experienced or dangerous biker and this is the outcome. However there is also the fact accidents do regrettably happen. Regardless of the comments and assumptions on here someone has been hurt and a family is currently in turmoil so how about some supportive comments.... I personally don't care what happened I just hope all involved fully recover quickly. roamer200
  • Score: 18

9:42am Sat 23 Aug 14

Ajismyworld says...

Has anyone thought about the poor girl whose car he plowed into??
Has anyone thought about the poor girl whose car he plowed into?? Ajismyworld
  • Score: 29

10:03am Sat 23 Aug 14

contric says...

as he is a mate of yours adam churchill could you tell me was he on his way to or coming home from work after doing a bit of graft to provide for his young children
as he is a mate of yours adam churchill could you tell me was he on his way to or coming home from work after doing a bit of graft to provide for his young children contric
  • Score: 12

10:03am Sat 23 Aug 14

contric says...

as he is a mate of yours adam churchill could you tell me was he on his way to or coming home from work after doing a bit of graft to provide for his young children
as he is a mate of yours adam churchill could you tell me was he on his way to or coming home from work after doing a bit of graft to provide for his young children contric
  • Score: 8

12:54pm Sat 23 Aug 14

wolly1 says...

Slapmytickle wrote:
You heartless bunch of k**bs. Someone is ill in hospital and so many of you criticise. He's a kid ffs. Made a stupid mistake and clearly going to have to learn the hard way. Kids are not educated well on these busy roads and big egos tend to make them do stupid things, but that doesn't deserve you all to abuse him when he's lying in hospital. You should never judge anyone. Everyone has to learn from mistakes. Quite frankly we should be praying this young man makes a full recovery as clearly he has a lot of responsibility at a young age.
Could not have said that better myself, u narsty mouthed silly little people really do need to get a life.
[quote][p][bold]Slapmytickle[/bold] wrote: You heartless bunch of k**bs. Someone is ill in hospital and so many of you criticise. He's a kid ffs. Made a stupid mistake and clearly going to have to learn the hard way. Kids are not educated well on these busy roads and big egos tend to make them do stupid things, but that doesn't deserve you all to abuse him when he's lying in hospital. You should never judge anyone. Everyone has to learn from mistakes. Quite frankly we should be praying this young man makes a full recovery as clearly he has a lot of responsibility at a young age.[/p][/quote]Could not have said that better myself, u narsty mouthed silly little people really do need to get a life. wolly1
  • Score: 2

12:58pm Sat 23 Aug 14

wolly1 says...

Thinking of u all especially his 2 beautiful babies and little lady. ****
Thinking of u all especially his 2 beautiful babies and little lady. **** wolly1
  • Score: 1

1:08pm Sat 23 Aug 14

trolley says...

some nasty excuses for humanity on these boards. judgemental ,bitter ,heartless people.you should be ashamed of your behaviour.
hope the lad makes a complete recovery
some nasty excuses for humanity on these boards. judgemental ,bitter ,heartless people.you should be ashamed of your behaviour. hope the lad makes a complete recovery trolley
  • Score: 3

3:29pm Sat 23 Aug 14

hamworthygirl says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
hamworthygirl wrote:
Regardless of how old he was when he had his children he is a father and I hope he recovers to be able to bring up his children.
Shocked you are being downvoted. That's just nasty.
Thanks i have a thick skin and am non judgemental I hope, people have opinions but i dont think insults are called for.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: Regardless of how old he was when he had his children he is a father and I hope he recovers to be able to bring up his children.[/p][/quote]Shocked you are being downvoted. That's just nasty.[/p][/quote]Thanks i have a thick skin and am non judgemental I hope, people have opinions but i dont think insults are called for. hamworthygirl
  • Score: -2

3:55pm Sat 23 Aug 14

fizzy fert says...

wolly1 wrote:
Slapmytickle wrote:
You heartless bunch of k**bs. Someone is ill in hospital and so many of you criticise. He's a kid ffs. Made a stupid mistake and clearly going to have to learn the hard way. Kids are not educated well on these busy roads and big egos tend to make them do stupid things, but that doesn't deserve you all to abuse him when he's lying in hospital. You should never judge anyone. Everyone has to learn from mistakes. Quite frankly we should be praying this young man makes a full recovery as clearly he has a lot of responsibility at a young age.
Could not have said that better myself, u narsty mouthed silly little people really do need to get a life.
Give the kid a brake
he' still at school, barely out of short trousers
lets hope he makes it through the night
say a prayer for him.
[quote][p][bold]wolly1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Slapmytickle[/bold] wrote: You heartless bunch of k**bs. Someone is ill in hospital and so many of you criticise. He's a kid ffs. Made a stupid mistake and clearly going to have to learn the hard way. Kids are not educated well on these busy roads and big egos tend to make them do stupid things, but that doesn't deserve you all to abuse him when he's lying in hospital. You should never judge anyone. Everyone has to learn from mistakes. Quite frankly we should be praying this young man makes a full recovery as clearly he has a lot of responsibility at a young age.[/p][/quote]Could not have said that better myself, u narsty mouthed silly little people really do need to get a life.[/p][/quote]Give the kid a brake he' still at school, barely out of short trousers lets hope he makes it through the night say a prayer for him. fizzy fert
  • Score: 1

4:13pm Sat 23 Aug 14

GrannyMo says...

Hope he is ok, Saying a prayer for him
Hope he is ok, Saying a prayer for him GrannyMo
  • Score: 0

12:10am Sun 24 Aug 14

Cedrick says...

He was riding a 600cc motorbike with no licence at 17 (info from family friend) There is a reason why those bikes are for 21yr olds + . He wasn't wearing his helmet properly and was going well over the speed limit (info from friend who witnessed accident). It is his own fault! It's a shame he had to pay so extremely but I hope he pulls through and learns from this.
He was riding a 600cc motorbike with no licence at 17 (info from family friend) There is a reason why those bikes are for 21yr olds + . He wasn't wearing his helmet properly and was going well over the speed limit (info from friend who witnessed accident). It is his own fault! It's a shame he had to pay so extremely but I hope he pulls through and learns from this. Cedrick
  • Score: 8

8:00am Sun 24 Aug 14

Fingersonthem says...

Cedrick wrote:
He was riding a 600cc motorbike with no licence at 17 (info from family friend) There is a reason why those bikes are for 21yr olds + . He wasn't wearing his helmet properly and was going well over the speed limit (info from friend who witnessed accident). It is his own fault! It's a shame he had to pay so extremely but I hope he pulls through and learns from this.
That's more like the truth of the matter if correct.
[quote][p][bold]Cedrick[/bold] wrote: He was riding a 600cc motorbike with no licence at 17 (info from family friend) There is a reason why those bikes are for 21yr olds + . He wasn't wearing his helmet properly and was going well over the speed limit (info from friend who witnessed accident). It is his own fault! It's a shame he had to pay so extremely but I hope he pulls through and learns from this.[/p][/quote]That's more like the truth of the matter if correct. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 1

4:27pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Cedrick says...

fizzy fert wrote:
Most of the people who live there
don't know who their fathers are
let alone names and ages
its worse than East Anglia
for inbreeding.
I don't quite understand how this is relevant? You shouldn't stereotype people just because they they live in a certain area.
[quote][p][bold]fizzy fert[/bold] wrote: Most of the people who live there don't know who their fathers are let alone names and ages its worse than East Anglia for inbreeding.[/p][/quote]I don't quite understand how this is relevant? You shouldn't stereotype people just because they they live in a certain area. Cedrick
  • Score: 0

4:27pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Cedrick says...

fizzy fert wrote:
Most of the people who live there
don't know who their fathers are
let alone names and ages
its worse than East Anglia
for inbreeding.
I don't quite understand how this is relevant? You shouldn't stereotype people just because they live in a certain area.
[quote][p][bold]fizzy fert[/bold] wrote: Most of the people who live there don't know who their fathers are let alone names and ages its worse than East Anglia for inbreeding.[/p][/quote]I don't quite understand how this is relevant? You shouldn't stereotype people just because they live in a certain area. Cedrick
  • Score: -1

12:16pm Mon 25 Aug 14

BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth says...

What I have been told is that the lad was considering buying the motorcycle, he took it for a test ride, riding at a speed well over the speed limit, he collided with the car.
What I have been told is that the lad was considering buying the motorcycle, he took it for a test ride, riding at a speed well over the speed limit, he collided with the car. BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth
  • Score: 0

6:33pm Mon 25 Aug 14

natureman says...

Cedrick wrote:
fizzy fert wrote:
Most of the people who live there
don't know who their fathers are
let alone names and ages
its worse than East Anglia
for inbreeding.
I don't quite understand how this is relevant? You shouldn't stereotype people just because they they live in a certain area.
Why not, fizzy ferret obviously lives in an area where narrow minded prats live!!
[quote][p][bold]Cedrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fizzy fert[/bold] wrote: Most of the people who live there don't know who their fathers are let alone names and ages its worse than East Anglia for inbreeding.[/p][/quote]I don't quite understand how this is relevant? You shouldn't stereotype people just because they they live in a certain area.[/p][/quote]Why not, fizzy ferret obviously lives in an area where narrow minded prats live!! natureman
  • Score: -1

6:41pm Mon 25 Aug 14

JackJohnson says...

BigAlfromsunnyBourne
mouth
wrote:
What I have been told is that the lad was considering buying the motorcycle, he took it for a test ride, riding at a speed well over the speed limit, he collided with the car.
Oh dear.

Probably no insurance, then.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlfromsunnyBourne mouth[/bold] wrote: What I have been told is that the lad was considering buying the motorcycle, he took it for a test ride, riding at a speed well over the speed limit, he collided with the car.[/p][/quote]Oh dear. Probably no insurance, then. JackJohnson
  • Score: 1

3:59am Sat 13 Sep 14

adam churchill says...

contric wrote:
as he is a mate of yours adam churchill could you tell me was he on his way to or coming home from work after doing a bit of graft to provide for his young children
No he wasnt but at the end of the day hes young some people arnt as quick and as good at getting a job he is the best lad i have ever met cause no matter what he will allways put others before him self and he loves his kids to the moon and back but do you really think this is what he wanted at all i think not you dont like it dont bloody write anything about it and for those who actually care hes doing alot better and awake but the women in the car pulled out infront of him and he had no reaction time to stop because she pulled out at speed cause your car wont move that far rolling after something has gone into the side of it because if you look at the damage its way to much for one of the wheels to evan move so it wasnt his fault at all it was the driver at fault not looking for anyone on a motorcycle belive me i should know ive put up with enough of them!!!
[quote][p][bold]contric[/bold] wrote: as he is a mate of yours adam churchill could you tell me was he on his way to or coming home from work after doing a bit of graft to provide for his young children[/p][/quote]No he wasnt but at the end of the day hes young some people arnt as quick and as good at getting a job he is the best lad i have ever met cause no matter what he will allways put others before him self and he loves his kids to the moon and back but do you really think this is what he wanted at all i think not you dont like it dont bloody write anything about it and for those who actually care hes doing alot better and awake but the women in the car pulled out infront of him and he had no reaction time to stop because she pulled out at speed cause your car wont move that far rolling after something has gone into the side of it because if you look at the damage its way to much for one of the wheels to evan move so it wasnt his fault at all it was the driver at fault not looking for anyone on a motorcycle belive me i should know ive put up with enough of them!!! adam churchill
  • Score: -1

4:05am Sat 13 Sep 14

adam churchill says...

natureman wrote:
Cedrick wrote:
fizzy fert wrote:
Most of the people who live there
don't know who their fathers are
let alone names and ages
its worse than East Anglia
for inbreeding.
I don't quite understand how this is relevant? You shouldn't stereotype people just because they they live in a certain area.
Why not, fizzy ferret obviously lives in an area where narrow minded prats live!!
Narrow minded pratts so what area do you live in then cause i live in the area and i have seen hardly any that lad was kind to everyone and as i said in my previous comment he allways puts everyone else first before him self
[quote][p][bold]natureman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cedrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fizzy fert[/bold] wrote: Most of the people who live there don't know who their fathers are let alone names and ages its worse than East Anglia for inbreeding.[/p][/quote]I don't quite understand how this is relevant? You shouldn't stereotype people just because they they live in a certain area.[/p][/quote]Why not, fizzy ferret obviously lives in an area where narrow minded prats live!![/p][/quote]Narrow minded pratts so what area do you live in then cause i live in the area and i have seen hardly any that lad was kind to everyone and as i said in my previous comment he allways puts everyone else first before him self adam churchill
  • Score: 0

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