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Teenage rider ‘critical’ after South Road crash

A Pembroke teenager was in critical condition last night after a serious traffic collision on South Road in Devonshire.

The crash occurred at 3.30pm yesterday near the junction with Devon Heights Road.

“It appears that a 19-year-old Pembroke male was travelling west on South Road when he attempted to overtake a line of traffic and collided with a truck that was turning at the intersection,” a police spokesman said.

“As a result, the rider was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.”

As of press time last night, the rider remained in critical condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

An eye witness told

The Royal Gazette that the rider glanced off the truck, which was turning onto Devon Heights, and straight into a nearby wall.

“I was in the eastbound lane and I worried he was going to drive into me,” the witness said. “I had my daughter on the back of my scooter.

“The truck was in mid-turn when the guy hit, glanced off, and went right into the wall at the turn up to Devon Heights. He hit it hard.”

The spokesman asked for anyone with information about the crash to contact police at 295-0011.

The junction of Devon Heights Road and South Road in Devonshire where a teenager motorbike rider was seriously injured in a collision with a truck.

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Published June 18, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 18, 2013 at 12:01 am)

Teenage rider ‘critical’ after South Road crash

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