RESIDENTS are calling for road safety measures to be implemented after a Hampshire teenager died in a tragic motorcycle accident on a “dangerous” bend.

The 18-year-old man, believed to be from Durley, died after the crash on the B3035 heading out of Bishop’s Waltham towards Botley.

A 15-year-old girl who was riding pillion was seriously injured in the incident on Saturday night but police say her injuries are not life-threatening.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, which happened at about 8.45pm, when, it is understood, the motorcycle collided with a telegraph pole.

Police, ambulance, the air ambulance and the Hazardous Area Response Team rushed to the scene.

The rider, who has not yet been named, was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he was declared dead.

A woman who lives nearby, but who did not wished to be named, told the Echo: “I saw the lights flashing and I had a look outside. I could see there were police and ambulance.

“I thought it was a motorbike because it was behind the telegraph pole. I understand he hit the pole.

“I really think that if people die on that road there’s something that needs to be re-examined.”

Now nearby residents are calling for road safety measures to be taken.

Jill Tulett, 69, retired, from Bishop’s Waltham, said: “Something must be done quickly before there is another accident. This has made me think about moving because of how dangerous this road is.

“Both my daughter and my son have had near misses. The death of this young boy has highlighted the problem; they need to reduce the speed limit to 30mph on this part of the road. It’s 30mph coming out of the village and then goes to 60mph.”

Residents who live on the inside of the bend said they find it difficult to get out of their drives onto the road.

David McLean, councillor for Bishop’s Waltham ward at Winchester City Council, pictured left, said: “This would be an issue for Hampshire County Council which manages the roadways.”

The Daily Echo attempted to contact Cllr Rob Humby, executive member for environment and transport at Hampshire County Council, who represents Bishops Waltham at the Castle, but at the time of going to press had received no reply.

Meanwhile, anyone who witnessed the crash or has information should contact police on 101 and quote Operation Key.