Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Scooter rider dies in Southampton car crash

A man has died in a collision in Hampshire involving a scooter and a car.

The crash happened at the junction of Stoneham Lane and Bassett Green Road in Southampton on Monday evening.

Hampshire Constabulary said the scooter crossed into the opposite lane and ended up underneath a Ford Fusion car.

Officers said the scooter rider, believed to be in his 20s, died at the scene. The driver of the car, a 53-year-old Eastleigh woman, was unhurt.

Stoneham Lane was closed for five hours to allow investigators to examine the scene.

An investigation into the circumstances of the crash has been launched and witnesses are asked to contact the force.

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