Motorcycle rider killed in fatal crash near Southampton

Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the B3035 in Bishops Waltham, heading towards Botley, at about 8.45pm last night (Sat 2 Sept).

At this time it is believed to be a single vehicle collision, involving a motorcycle.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 18-year-old man, was taken to Southampton General Hospital, where he was sadly declared deceased. Next of kin has been informed.

Police have said that they are not be in a position to name the deceased until formal identification procedures are completed.

The motorcyclist’s passenger, a 15-year-old girl, has also been taken to Southampton General hospital with serious injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting Op Key.