SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: An 18-year-old man is in hospital after a road accident earlier today.

A police statement said: “Around 5pm on Sunday, September 30th police and first responders attended a reported serious single vehicle motorcycle collision on South Road in Southampton near the junction with Church Road.

“The motorcycle rider, an 18-year-old Sandys parish man, was apparently seriously injured and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.

“Inquiries into this collision are ongoing and any witnesses are encouraged to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 295-0011.”