Police continue search for witnesses after motorcyclist is killed in Fareham crash

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  • Woman dies in collision with Fiat Doblo in The Avenue
  • Hampshire Constabulary say victim was in her 50s
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Police today continued their appeal for witnesses after a motorcyclist was killed in an accident in Fareham.

A section of The Avenue, in Fareham, was closed while police investigated the incident which happened at 1pm yesterday.

The motorcyclist, in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene at the junction of Catisfield Road and The Avenue.

Police and ambulance services, including the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, were called after a light blue Fiat Doblo and a black motorcycle collided.

A spokesman from the police said the vehicles were at the set of traffic lights at the junction opposite the Oast & Squire pub, off Peak Lane.

The woman driving the Fiat was checked by ambulance crews but was not seriously injured.

We commend those members of the public who we understand assisted the injured woman before emergency services arrived

Hampshire Police

A spokeswoman from the South Central Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called at 1pm to reports of a road traffic collision on the junction of The Avenue and Peak Lane in Fareham.

‘We sent two ambulance crews, one rapid response vehicle, two ambulance officers and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

‘They were on scene assessing two patients – both female.

‘Sadly one patient, a woman in her 50s, was confirmed deceased at scene.

‘The second patient was assessed at scene and did not require hospital treatment.

‘We commend those members of the public who we understand assisted the injured woman before emergency services arrived.’

The eastbound carriageway of The Avenue towards Fareham remained closed for the afternoon and most of the evening.

Diversions were put in place, directing all traffic either down Ranvilles Lane or up Highlands Road.

The westbound carriageway remained open.

Police are in the process of identifying the motorcyclist and contacting next of kin.

They would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle driving prior to it

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation unit at Eastleigh police station, quoting Operation Proof, on 101.