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Spate of crashes on North Shore Road

Three people were injured in three accidents on North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish, over the past four days.

The incidents were part of 11 crashes across the island between Friday and yesterday, which sparked a fresh call from police for drivers to concentrate and slow down.

The latest North Shore Road crash happened at about 9am yesterday when a motorcyclist careered in the East Point Lane area.

Police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

A 57-year-old St George's woman was injured on Saturday when her car was in collision with another car and a truck near the Swizzle Inn, on Blue Hole Hill, at about 4.30pm.

Police said she is recovering on a general ward at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

No one else was injured in the pile-up but, all three vehicles were damaged.

A truck and two cars were in collision on Friday at about 3.30pm near the junction with My Lord's Bay Road.

A 62-year-old Hamilton Parish woman, who was driving one of the cars, was taken to hospital for treatment before being discharged.

A 39-year-old Sandys man suffered minor injuries when his car hit a bus shelter in Warwick on Saturday.

The accident happened on South Road, near the junction with Camp Road, at 11.20pm.

The man was treated in hospital and later released, but his damaged car had to be towed from the scene.

Inspector Robert Cardwell, of the Roads Policing Unit, said yesterday: “We note that there have been 11 vehicle crashes between Friday and Monday morning. Five of these involved minor injuries.

“In reviewing the causes of these collisions, it is still apparent that had better concentration been paid or if the vehicles were moving at a slower speed these collision could have been avoided.

“In the current climate of increased road-safety messaging, 11 collisions over a 72-hour period is excessive. We continue to encourage all road users to concentrate on their driving or riding and to slow down.”

Witnesses to any of the crashes should call police on 295-0011.

Swizzle Inn crash: a woman needed hospital treatment after Saturday's crash (Photograph supplied)

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Published February 06, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated February 06, 2018 at 8:08 am)

Spate of crashes on North Shore Road

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