Another male motorcyclist – this time a 59-year-old Devonshire man was rushed to the hospital’s Emergency Department, following a reported single vehicle motocycle crash on Middle Road in Southampton this evening.

Police say the accident occurred around 5:40pm near the junction with Industrial Park Road that leads to SAL in Southampton.

A police spokesman said: “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.

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 flow in the immediate area was reduced to one lane while the scene was processed,” he added.

Meanwhile, inquiries continue and any witnesses that have not already come forward are encouraged to call 211 as soon as possible.