[Updated] Motorists are encouraged to avoid using Harbour Road and instead use South Road/Middle Road due to a collision, which has seen one person injured.
At 4.30pm this afternoon [June 13] a police spokesperson said, “There has been a reported serious collision on Harbour Road in Paget near the junction with Chapel Road. There are not many details at this time, however as a result traffic diversions are in place.
“Motorists traveling out of the City of Hamilton are being allowed to travel along Harbour Road until Chapel Road, where they are being diverted on to Middle Road. Motorists coming from the west end of the island can travel along Harbour Road, but they will be diverted prior to reaching the scene – most likely at Manse Road.
“At this time it appears that one person has been injured. The injured individual, believed to be an auxiliary cycle rider, has apparently already been taken from the scene to the hospital for treatment. ”
Update 6:21pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:35pm on Wednesday June 13th, police and first responders were dispatched to a serious road traffic collision on Harbour Road in Paget between the junctions of Manse Road and Chapel Road.
“It appears that a rental cycle and a car were traveling along Harbour Road when they collided. The rider of the rental cycle, a 37 year old U.K. man was seriously injured and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance. He subsequently succumbed to his injuries.
“His pillion passenger, a 36 year old U.K. woman was taken to hospital for treatment of reportedly minor injuries. There were no other injuries reported.
“Traffic was diverted from Harbour Road to Middle Road at the junctions of Manse Road and Chapel Road while collision investigators conducted inquiries at the scene. The road has since been reopened to normal traffic flow.
“No further information will be released until the next of kin has been notified. The investigation into this fatal collision is ongoing.
“This marks the second road fatality for 2012.”
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