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Police witness appeals over serious motorbike crashes

Crash site: Police at the scene of a serious crash on Pembroke’s Laffan Street (Photograph Bermuda Police Service)

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

A police spokesman said it was thought the woman rode over a newly installed speed bump and lost control of the bike.

The spokesman said: “She was thrown from the cycle and struck her head on the roadway.

“She was reportedly in and out of consciousness and was subsequently transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where at last check she was being attended to for a serious head injury.”

A spokeswoman for the City of Hamilton said: "At this point in time, the matter is currently under investigation by the Bermuda Police Service.

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

The crash happened on Laffan Street, Pembroke, just before 3pm.

Traffic diversions were set up around the area for several hours as police examined the scene.

Police also appealed for witnesses to a separate accident that left a 28-year-old man in intensive care.

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

The crash happened about 10.25pm on Frog Lane, Devonshire, near its junction with Palmetto Road, last Thursday.

The spokesman said: “The rider involved, said to be a 28-year-old Smith’s man, was understood to be travelling north along Frog Lane when he crashed into the corner of the triangular traffic island just prior to the junction and then struck the sidewalk on Palmetto Road.”

The spokesman added the man was later admitted to the ICU at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, but that his condition had since stabilised.

Anyone with information that could help either inquiry should call 211 or the main police number on 295 5151.

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

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Published October 06, 2021 at 7:41 am (Updated November 04, 2021 at 12:06 pm)

Police witness appeals over serious motorbike crashes

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