NEWS
01/08/2012 06:16 BST

Late Night Traffic Collision Kills Two On Isle Of Wight

Two people have died after a crash between a motorcycle and a car, police said.

The collision happened just after 11pm last night on Lushington Hill at its junction with Park Road in Wootton on the Isle of Wight.

The rider of a white Yamaha R6 motorcycle, a 20-year-old man from Newport on the island, died at the scene.

His pillion passenger, an 18-year-old man also from Newport, was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries. He was taken to St Mary's Hospital in Newport where he remained overnight.

The driver of the car - a light blue Toyota Rav4 - was a 46-year-old man from Ryde, Isle of Wight, who died six hours later at St Mary's Hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision.