Isle of Wight Police are making an appeal for witnesses as an investigation continues into a road traffic collision at Tapnell near Freshwater.
The collision involved two motorcycles, and a tractor towing a trailer. Officers were called at 11.20am on Sunday, July 24, 2011 to the B3399 middle road at Tapnell near Freshwater on the island.
One of the motorcycle riders, a 40-year-old man from Cowes, Isle of Wight, received serious injuries and was taken to hospital.
The second motorcyclist, a 48-year-old man from Cowes, Isle of Wight, received minor injuries.
The tractor driver was not injured.
Part of the middle road was closed for eight-and-a-half hours while emergency services were at the scene and police started an investigation.
The Isle of Wight Roads Policing Unit (RPU) is appealing for witnesses, particularly anyone who saw the motorcyclists prior to the collision.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Geoff Turner of the Isle of Wight Roads Policing Unit at Shanklin Police Station by phoning 101 or emailing http://www.hampshire.police.uk/Internet/contact/message_officer.htm.
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From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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