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Witness: crash victim was ‘thrown in air’

Witnesses saw a female motorcyclist thrown into the air after her bike collided with a car on North Shore Road yesterday in Hamilton Parish.

Bystanders said the young woman was hurt near the junction with Radnor Road in a crash at about 2.15pm.

According to police, a 16-year-old Paget girl riding a 50cc auxiliary cycle collided with a car being driven in the opposite direction.

The teen sustained a leg injury and was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment.

A woman who was driving behind the car said she saw the girl thrown into the air before landing in the road.

“It was the car in front of me I just saw the girl fly up in the air and then the grey car lost control,” she said.

“I've never seen an accident before and I never want to see another one.”

The driver of the car said: “We were trying to control the car, he [the passenger] had to grab the steering wheel, we almost crashed into the pole.”

While the woman was being treated in the road, a grey minibus that was held up in the backed up traffic mounted the pavement before driving across some of the debris in the crash scene. The male driver continued and turned onto Radnor Road despite pleas from the public for him to stop.

Both vehicles were damaged, and any witnesses that have not already come forward are asked to contact the main police telephone number at 295-0011.

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Published February 24, 2018 at 2:29 pm (Updated February 25, 2018 at 1:51 pm)

Witness: crash victim was ‘thrown in air’

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