Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Motorcyclist dies in crash on A272 near Petersfield

A motorcyclist has died in a crash with a car on a rural road in Hampshire.

The man was riding on the A272 Petersfield road when he was in collision with a Vauxhall Corsa van, near Privett, at about 0800 BST.

The rider of the motorcycle died at the scene but the car driver, a 61-year-old man from Havant, was not injured.

Police said the bike and car were both travelling westbound and officers urged anyone who saw the crash or either vehicle prior to it to contact them.

The road was closed for several hours.

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