Police biker hurt in A32 Fareham crash is ‘on road to recovery’

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A POLICE biker hurt in a crash while on duty is ‘on the road to recovery’.

The 52-year-old PC was on a training exercise and was riding his motorbike southbound on the A32 towards Fareham when he collided with a Citroen C5 estate car near the Pook Lane junction.

He was transferred to Southampton General Hospital with serious head injuries following the crash.

Chief Inspector Cleave Faulkner, who leads Hampshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit, yesterday wrote on social networking website Twitter: ‘Good news – Our officer involved in the A32 crash last Friday is on the road to recovery, thanks for all your best wishes.’

Chief Constable Alex Marshall tweeted after the crash happened at about 1.40pm on Friday: ‘Thoughts with my officer badly injured while on motorcycle training course today.

‘The whole force wishes you a speedy recovery.’

The A32 was shut on both directions between North Hill and Knowle Road and the M27 at juction 10 was also shut in both directions after the accident happened.

The 56-year-old Fareham man who was driving the Citroen C5 was arrested on suspicion of careless driving but later bailed until January pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Fratton Roads Policing Unit on 101 on 0845 0454545 quoting Operation Halsey.

Alternatively call the Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.