Cyclist hurt in crash with paramedic biker

114044-6246 RTC PARAMEDIC (RS) MRW 13/11/2011''The scene on Southdown Road between White Dirt Lane and Francis Road on the border of Horndean , Catherington and Clanfield where a Paramedic motorcyclist was in collision with a pedal cyclist - another vehicle was involved in the incident '''Picture: Malcolm Wells (114044-6246)
114044-6246 RTC PARAMEDIC (RS) MRW 13/11/2011''The scene on Southdown Road between White Dirt Lane and Francis Road on the border of Horndean , Catherington and Clanfield where a Paramedic motorcyclist was in collision with a pedal cyclist - another vehicle was involved in the incident '''Picture: Malcolm Wells (114044-6246)
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A WOMAN cyclist was airlifted to hospital after a collision with a paramedic on a motorbike.

Police were called to the scene on Southdown Road in Catherington at 10.30am yesterday.

Witnesses described how the paramedic overtook a vehicle and collided with the 26-year-old Clanfield woman.

The paramedic, a 57-year-old man from the Isle of Wight, was responding to an emergency call at the time. He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham suffering from minor injuries.

The woman was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with a fractured pelvis, a broken knee and minor head injuries.

Her injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

Acting Sergeant Jim Chapman said: ‘The paramedic was responding to a call in the Clanfield area. He completed the overtaking of a black Ford Focus and as it came back in it appears at this stage that the cyclist was cycling across the road.’

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to call AS Jim Chapman at Fratton Roads Policing Unit on 101 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.