Biker airlifted to hospital after crash in Piddlehinton

A BIKER was airlifted to hospital after a crash near Dorchester yesterday (October 31).

The incident happened at around 7.40am on Tuesday in Rectory Road, Piddlehinton, and involved a blue Mini Cooper and a white BETA motorcycle.

Emergency services attended and the rider, a 25-year-old man from Maiden Newton, was airlifted to hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

Road closures were put in place as the emergency services responded and for an examination of the collision scene.

PC Steve Eastwood, of the Roads Policing Team, said: “We are conducting a detailed investigation to establish the full circumstances of this collision and I am keen to hear from any witnesses to the incident.

“I would also urge anyone who may have captured any relevant dashcam footage to please contact us.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding during the road closures as these were necessary to allow the emergency services to respond and for an examination of the scene to be conducted.”

Anyone with information about the crash should contact Dorset Police via, by email to, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230172554.

They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling 0800 555 111.

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