Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in crash with bus

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a road accident in Lyme Regis which left a motorcyclist with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Dorset Police was called at 3.33pm on Thursday, August 2 to reports of a collision on the A3052, near to the junction with Timber Hill.

The collision involved an open top double-decker bus and a blue and white Suzuki motorcycle.

As a result of the crash, the motorcyclist – a 25-year-old man from the Devon area – sustained serious, potentially life-changing injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, where he remains in a stable condition.

The bus driver and a small number of passengers were uninjured.

Police Constable Stu Smith, of the traffic unit, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or the manner of driving of either of the vehicles prior to the incident to please contact Dorset Police. I’d also ask anyone with dashcam footage to get in touch.

“I’d like to thank the public for their patience while the closures were in place, which were necessary to allow the casualty to be treated, for the scene to be thoroughly examined and for the involved vehicles to be recovered.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email at or by calling 101, quoting incident number 2:324. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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