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Motorcyclist suffers face and hand injuries in crash

A damaged motorcycle on Middle Road in Southampton (Photograph supplied)

A man suffered serious facial injuries on Sunday after he struck a wall on Middle Road in Southampton.

A police spokesman said that at about 5.40pm yesterday, emergency services responded to a report of a motorcycle crash near the junction with Industrial Park Road.

“It appears that the rider involved, said to be a 59-year-old Devonshire man, was travelling east along Middle Road and struck a wall after a blowout of the motorcycle’s rear tyre,” the spokesman said.

“He is understood to have sustained injuries to his face and left hand which may be serious, but were not initially believed to be life threatening.

“However, an update on the injured rider’s medical condition is anticipated in due course.”

Traffic in the area was temporarily reduced to a single lane as officers processed the scene.

Anyone with information who has not yet come forward are urged to call police at 211 as soon as possible.