[Updated: Police confirm that a 45-year-old man has succumbed to his injuries] A male motorcyclist was taken to hospital this afternoon [Sept 18] after receiving serious injuries in a collision which appeared to involve both a car and a motorcycle.
The motorcycle ended up plunging through the railing, landing only inches away from a cross which had been previously been placed on the road side in memory of a road traffic victim from 2006.
As of 2.30pm, the North Shore road area by Terceira’s gas station was blocked with police tape with traffic being restricted in both directions. Details as to the extent of the motorcyclist’s injuries are not confirmed at this time, however they are believed to be extremely serious in nature. We will update with additional information as able.
Update 3.50pm: A police spokesperson has confirmed that the motorcyclist — 45-year-old St George’s man — was rushed to hospital, and subsequently died.
Update 4.25pm: Video of police statement below
Update 4.46pm: The full written police statement is below.
Around 2:20pm on Tuesday, September 18th police and first responders were dispatched to a reported serious collision on North Shore Road in Devonshire near the junction with Cable Hill. It appears that a motorcycle and a car were traveling along North Shore Road when they collided at the entrance of Terceira’s gas station.
The motorcycle rider, a 45 year old St. George’s man, was seriously injured as a result and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where he later succumbed to his injuries. At this time, it does not appear that the occupants of the car were injured.
No further details regarding the deceased will be given until the next of kin has been notified. A full investigation into this fatal collision is underway and any witnesses are encouraged to contact PC Timothy Evelyn at the Roads Policing Unit on 295-0011.
This marks the eighth road fatality for 2012.
- Traffic Victim Identified as Andre Hendrickson
- 5th Road Fatality of the Year: Derek Smith
- Road Traffic Fatality Victim Still Unidentified
- Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Car
- Accident Victim: Dion Richardson
- Andrew Peniston Killed In Motorcycle Accident
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