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Seven in hospital after string of crashes inside 30 minutes

The scene of a crash involving two motorbikes in Devonshire tonight (Photograph by Jonathan Bell)

A total of seven people – some with serious injuries – were rushed to hospital last night after three road accidents in the space of half an hour.

Police said a motorcycle rider, a 19-year-old man, was in collision with a 82-year-old man just before 6pm on Southampton’s South Road, near the junction with Lighthouse Road.

A police spokeswoman said the elderly man suffered serious head injuries and the rider had a serious leg injury.

She added both men were taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The spokeswoman said the collision had happened as the elderly man tried to cross the road.

Police were examining the scene last night and traffic was being diverted at Lighthouse Road and Tribe Road #3.

The spokeswoman appealed for witnesses.

Another five people were rushed to hospital tonight after two crashes in Hamilton Parish and Devonshire.

Police said a motorcyclist was given CPR at the scene of a crash on North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish outside the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo at 5.30pm.

Two pedestrians were also injured in the incident, in which a car was involved.

A police spokesman said the rider was rushed by ambulance to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

The pedestrians, a man and a woman, were said to have less serious injuries.

Traffic headed east was diverted along Harrington Sound Road while the scene was examined and the road reopened at 7.45pm.

A crash, involving two motorcycles, happened at 6pm on South Road near its junction with Devonshire Bay Road.

The police spokesman said both riders, a man and a woman, were taken to hospital for treatment.

He added early information suggested the woman was more seriously injured.

Traffic along South Road was diverted while the scene was processed.

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Published May 05, 2021 at 8:11 am (Updated May 05, 2021 at 8:11 am)

Seven in hospital after string of crashes inside 30 minutes

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