Motorcyclist dies after crash with telegraph pole

Investigation after motorcyclist dies in crash

Investigation after motorcyclist dies in crash

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AN investigation is underway today after a Hampshire motorcyclist died when he hit a telegraph pole.

The motorcyclist, a 48-year-old man from Cheriton who was riding a grey BMW bike, suffered extensive injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ambulance crews and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance were called to the scene of the incident on the A272 near Bramdean at 4.58pm.

The road was closed in both directions following the incident, which happened between Wood Lane and B3045/Kilmeston Road.

The closure was lifted late last night after police had carried out investigations and reairs on the telegraph pole.

Hampshire Constabulary have appealed for anyone with information to contact the force on 101, quoting Operation Readership.

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10:30am Thu 18 Apr 13

Micle1974 says...

Its that time of year again, when the bikers get their bikes out and blast the dust out from the winter storage.

Just remember....we drive on the LEFT hand side of the road in this country
Its that time of year again, when the bikers get their bikes out and blast the dust out from the winter storage. Just remember....we drive on the LEFT hand side of the road in this country Micle1974
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11:54am Thu 18 Apr 13

Cyber__Fug says...

Micle1974 wrote:
Its that time of year again, when the bikers get their bikes out and blast the dust out from the winter storage.

Just remember....we drive on the LEFT hand side of the road in this country
....says the person that can't tell the difference between the front and the back of a car!
[quote][p][bold]Micle1974[/bold] wrote: Its that time of year again, when the bikers get their bikes out and blast the dust out from the winter storage. Just remember....we drive on the LEFT hand side of the road in this country[/p][/quote]....says the person that can't tell the difference between the front and the back of a car! Cyber__Fug
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12:42pm Thu 18 Apr 13

Brite Spark says...

Twenty motorcyclists were killed on the A272 between 2000 - 2010.
It must be a really inviting road to drive along for motorcyclists with its undulating turns but it is also has more than it's share of risks.
Twenty motorcyclists were killed on the A272 between 2000 - 2010. It must be a really inviting road to drive along for motorcyclists with its undulating turns but it is also has more than it's share of risks. Brite Spark
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2:15pm Thu 18 Apr 13

Niel says...

Brite Spark wrote:
Twenty motorcyclists were killed on the A272 between 2000 - 2010.
It must be a really inviting road to drive along for motorcyclists with its undulating turns but it is also has more than it's share of risks.
The A272 was listed in the biking press a few years ago, along with the A32, as a good 'technical' riding road, it's suffered ever since.

However with idiot drivers parking on blind bends, a hooning Mitsubishi Evo driver who ignores double white lines near Alton and the regular muddy slippery **** being dropped on it by farmers and others, most LOCAL riders treat it with a good deal of caution, even when on 4 wheels.

The how and why this rider ended up hitting the pole may be down to any number of reasons, and to speculate at this point is inappropriate, lets see what the RPU discover. As possibly a fellow BMW club member and as a fellow biker, my sympathies to any and all affected.
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: Twenty motorcyclists were killed on the A272 between 2000 - 2010. It must be a really inviting road to drive along for motorcyclists with its undulating turns but it is also has more than it's share of risks.[/p][/quote]The A272 was listed in the biking press a few years ago, along with the A32, as a good 'technical' riding road, it's suffered ever since. However with idiot drivers parking on blind bends, a hooning Mitsubishi Evo driver who ignores double white lines near Alton and the regular muddy slippery **** being dropped on it by farmers and others, most LOCAL riders treat it with a good deal of caution, even when on 4 wheels. The how and why this rider ended up hitting the pole may be down to any number of reasons, and to speculate at this point is inappropriate, lets see what the RPU discover. As possibly a fellow BMW club member and as a fellow biker, my sympathies to any and all affected. Niel
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4:23pm Thu 18 Apr 13

busymum76 says...

Thoughts go out to the rider and his family, from a Bramdean resident and someone who lost an uncle in a motorcycle accident. x
Thoughts go out to the rider and his family, from a Bramdean resident and someone who lost an uncle in a motorcycle accident. x busymum76
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4:23pm Thu 18 Apr 13

busymum76 says...

Thoughts go out to the rider and his family, from a Bramdean resident and someone who lost an uncle in a motorcycle accident. x
Thoughts go out to the rider and his family, from a Bramdean resident and someone who lost an uncle in a motorcycle accident. x busymum76
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