Police witnesses appeal after serious motorcycle crashes – The Royal Gazette

Updated: 05 Oct 2021 20:18

Crash scene: Police at the scene of a serious crash on Laffan Street in Pembroke (Bermuda Police Department photograph)

A 43-year-old woman was rushed to hospital with head injuries yesterday after a motorcycle accident.

A police spokesperson said the woman was believed to have run over a newly installed retarder and lost control of the motorcycle.

The spokesperson said: “She was thrown from the bike and hit her head on the pavement.

“She was reportedly unconscious and unconscious and was then taken by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where, during a final check-up, she was being treated for a serious head injury.”

A spokeswoman for the City of Hamilton said: “At this time, the matter is currently under investigation by the Bermuda Police Department.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the accident victim.”

The accident happened on Laffan Street in Pembroke just before 3 p.m.

Traffic diversions were put in place around the area for several hours as police scanned the scene.

Police have also called for witnesses for another accident that left a 28-year-old man in intensive care.

A spokesperson said the man sustained serious injuries, including head injuries, after his bike hit a traffic island and sidewalk.

The crash happened at around 10:25 p.m. on Frog Lane, Devonshire, near its junction with Palmetto Road, last Thursday.

The spokesperson said: “The motorcyclist involved, believed to be a 28-year-old man from Smith, was traveling north along Frog Lane when he crashed into the corner of the triangular islet just before the junction , then hit the sidewalk on Palmetto Road.

The spokesperson added that the man was later admitted to intensive care at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, but his condition has since stabilized.

Anyone with information that can assist with either investigation should call 211 or the main police number 295 5151.

Witnesses to the Devonshire crash can also call PC Shem Obeius on 211 or email sobeius@bps.bm.

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