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US tourist in critical condition after crash flown home

Accident scene in St George’s (Photograph supplied)

An American tourist who was injured in a motorcycle accident has been medevaced back to the US.

The 69-year-old tourist was described as being in a “critical, but stable” condition by the Bermuda Police Service.

The man was involved in a collision with another motorcyclist near the Swing Bridge on Tuesday.

His 66-year-old wife, who was riding pillion when the incident occurred, was treated for minor bruising and left Bermuda on the same flight as her husband.

A Bermudian man who was involved in the collision was operated on for an injury to his left hand and remained on a general ward at the King Edward VIII Memorial Hospital waiting to be discharged, the BPS said.

The incident, which caused major traffic delays, occurred on Mullet Bay Road, St George’s, just past the Swing Bridge, before the junction with Stokes Point Road.

The BPS said on Tuesday that the American tourist had sustained life-threatening injuries.

Police said that social media claims the crash was caused by a police chase involving one of the motorcyclists were untrue.

The BPS has called for anyone with information on the incident to contact Pc Glynn Kellman on 717-2204, or via e-mail, gkellman@bps.bm.

Information can also be shared using the BPS community portal.

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Published June 08, 2023 at 7:34 pm (Updated June 08, 2023 at 7:34 pm)

US tourist in critical condition after crash flown home

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