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Man dies in bike crash

A 27-year-old man has died in the seventh fatal accident of the year on Bermuda’s roads.

The man and his bike hit a wall on Middle Road in Smith’s at about 9.45pm yesterday.

Police officers sealed off a section of Middle Road and the road remained closed to traffic in both directions for at least a couple of hours.

Forensic officers could be seen examining the scene as they tried to piece together what had happened in the single-vehicle accident.

The man is understood to have been travelling towards Flatts Village when the accident took place near Whitney Institute Middle School and Flatts Post Office.

A police spokesman said: “Around 9.45pm police and paramedics responded to a reported serious single vehicle collision on Middle Road in Smith’s parish in the vicinity of Whitney Middle School involving a motorcycle. It appears that the rider, a 27-year-old man, was seriously injured after colliding with a wall.

“He was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

“No further information will be given until the next of kin has been notified. This marks the seventh road fatality for 2011.”

It comes just a week after American guest worker Esteban Arellano succumbed to his injuries and died after his rental bike collided with a wall and a utility pole on South Road in Devonshire, near the junction with Devon Heights Road.

Police have launched an investigation into last night’s accident and anyone with any information is asked to call 295-0011.

A motor bike lies at the base of a tree (far right) on Middle Road, Smith's, past Whiney Institute as police officers examine the scene of a fatal single vehicle collision last night. (Photo by Mark Tatem)

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Published November 02, 2011 at 10:07 am (Updated November 02, 2011 at 10:07 am)

Man dies in bike crash

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