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Police confirm death of rider in Warwick collision

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On the scene: police investigators examine the scene of a collision between a motorcycle and a taxi on South Road, Warwick today. Police have not yet determined if the motorcycle rider died as a result of the collision or from a reported prior medical problem. (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Police have confirmed the death of a 50-year-old male who was found lying unconscious in the road after a two-vehicle road collision in Warwick yesterday.

Just before 10am, police and first responders attended the scene of the crash, which involved a taxi and a motorcycle on South Road near the junction with Tribe Road Number Two.

Police said it was unclear whether the man died as a result of the collision, as there were reports that he may have experienced a medical episode.

A spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service said: “The motorcycle rider, a 50-year-old male, was reportedly found unresponsive, lying face down on the roadway.

“He was immediately transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

“The taxi was headed west when the motorcycle rider who was travelling east reportedly drifted into the westbound lane and collided with the front of the taxi.

“There are reports the victim appeared to have experienced a medical episode before crossing lanes and becoming involved in the collision.

“The outcome of the investigation into this collision, as well as the results of an autopsy, will have to be received before a determination can be made as to whether or not this marks the fourth road fatality of the year.“

A man died after a road traffic incident this morning though the cause of death is to be determined. Pictured is the scene of the crash between a taxi and a motorbike on South Road, Warwick. (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Police confirmed that the road was reopened after being closed for a time as the scene was processed.

Witnesses, or anyone with information on the incident, are asked to contact Pc Walter Jackson, of the Roads Policing Unit, on 717-0469, 295-0011 or via e-mail at wjackson@bps.bm