A MOTORCYCLIST from the Isle of Wight has been taken to St Mary's Hospital in Newport with serious injuries following a collision near Ryde this morning (Saturday). 

Police were called out to Eleanors Grove, Fishbourne, at 9.31am following a report of a single vehicle collision.

"A motorcyclist has left the road and a 30-year-old man from Newport has suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries. He has been taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment where he remains," said a Hampshire Constabulary spokesman.

A road closure was in place between Quarr Hill and Fishbourne Lane while the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service dealt with the casualty.