Biker airlifted to hospital after A354 crash near Milborne St Andrew

A BIKER suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash near Milborne St Andrew.

The incident happened on the A354 at 6.14pm on Friday (February 23), involving an orange Kawasaki motorcycle between Milborne St Andrew and the A35 Puddletown Bypass.

Police attended, along with the ambulance service, and the rider – a Weymouth man in his 30s – was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital with injuries that were believed to be life-threatening.

Dorset Police said his family has been made aware.

Road closures were put in place while an examination of the scene is carried out.

Sergeant Lee Savage, of the Roads Policing Team, said: “We are investigating this matter to establish the full circumstances of the collision and I am appealing for any witnesses to the incident to please contact us.

“I would also urge anyone who was travelling along the A354 in the area on the evening of Friday 23 February 2024 to please review any dashcam footage to see if they have captured the collision or the motorcycle involved in the moments leading up to it.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding while the road closures are in place. These closures allow for the emergency services to safely respond and for a full examination of the scene to be conducted.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, by email to, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 23:514.

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