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Corbishley launches police crash inquiry

A “thorough investigation” is under way into a weekend crash that involved a police car, Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley said yesterday.

A 29-year-old female soldier in the Royal Bermuda Regiment was injured when her motorcycle collided with the police vehicle at the junction of King Street and Reid Street at about 12.20am on Sunday.

Police said officers were in pursuit of another motorcycle as it headed the wrong way along King Street when the incident happened.

A spokesman said: “It has been established that the police vehicle involved had its lights and sirens activated when the unfortunate collision occurred.

“The impact resulted in both vehicles coming to a stop just north of the junction.

“The injured woman is a Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier and accordingly the RBR's Commanding Officer has been notified.”

Mr Corbishley and Deputy Commissioner designate Darrin Simons visited the victim in hospital.

The commissioner said he was monitoring the investigation closely.

He added: “We appreciate the public's concern regarding this regrettable incident. Police officers are trained to drive with urgency.

“However, a thorough investigation is being done and I await the findings to ascertain the full circumstances.”

A police spokesman added that a 52-year-old man who crashed his motorcycle into a wall at the north roundabout near Trimingham Road, Paget, on Sunday afternoon was in “stable” condition in the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital intensive care unit.

Police have appealed for witnesses to both incidents.

The scene of the crash involving a police car and a motorcycle in Hamilton on Sunday (File photograph by Sarah Lagan)

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Published May 15, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated May 15, 2019 at 9:04 am)

Corbishley launches police crash inquiry

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