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Car flipped: police examine the wreckage of the car and bike crash on South Road (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Four people have been taken to hospital after a serious road crash on South Road, Paget.

The collision, involving a car and a motorcycle, happened shortly before 10.30pm just past the public entrance to Elbow Beach and about 100 metres east of the entrance to the Coral Beach and Tennis Club, police said.

The two occupants of the car, a male and a female, were trapped in the vehicle and members of the public helped them to get out.

They were taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, as were the motorcycle rider and his pillion passenger, who are both men. The occupants of the car were released from hospital Friday morning, while both men on the motorcycle are still being treated for injuries that are not considered to be life threatening.

The motorcycle was travelling east while the car, which was flipped on to its side, was heading west.

A spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service said: “At 10.23pm first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place on South Road 100 metres before Coral Beach in Paget and just after Elbow Beach’s public entrance.

“It appears that a car was travelling west and a motorcycle was travelling east when they collided. This resulted in the car overturning and the two occupants were trapped inside of the vehicle. As a result, members of the public assisted in extricating the victims.

“The motorcycle rider and his pillion passenger left the scene via ambulance with unspecified injuries.

“The two persons in the car were also taken to the hospital and their condition is unknown at this point.

“The scene has been cordoned off and the traffic collision investigators as well as the forensic support unit are processing the scene.”

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service also responded to the collision.

Sergeant Russann Francis said: “On our arrival it was discovered that one individual was trapped in the car. We responded with two vehicles and eight personnel.

“Fire service and KEMH emergency medical technicians assessed the four injured persons, who were then transported to KEMH via two ambulances for further treatment.

“The accident is currently under investigation.”

Witnesses to this collision are urged to contact police on 295-0011.

Update: this story has been amended to include a statement from the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and the latest on the injuries of those involved.

Smashed up: police examine the wreckage of the two-vehicle collision near Elbow Beach's public entrance on South Road (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Inquiry under way: police examine the wreckage on South Road (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Four hurt: police examine the wreckage after a car and bike collided on South Road (Photograph by Akil Simmons)