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Tourist injured in ‘serious’ collision

Accident scene: a tourist lost control of his rental cycle on Middle Road

A male cruise ship visitor is being treated for serious injuries, including injuries to the head, after a collision in Southampton that caused traffic diversions yesterday.

According to a police spokesman, the collision occurred at about 4.20pm on Middle Road in the area of Five Star Island.

The victim, who arrived aboard the Anthem of the Seas, was travelling east on a rental cycle when he lost control and struck a van while navigating a bend.

He is now being treated in King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Traffic was diverted up Lighthouse Road and Church Road, away from the scene of the collision.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 295-0011.