[Updated with video] The island has suffered yet another road traffic fatality following the death of a 29-year-old Pembroke man in a motorcycle collision on Frog Lane early this morning [Feb 2]. This marks this fifth road death in the past thirty days.
Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said the man collided with barricades along Frog Lane in Devonshire at around 6am. Noting we have had five road deaths in five weeks, Mr Caines could not speak specifically on this incident, however appealed to the public in general to slow down on our roads and obey all the road laws.
Video of Police statement from Mr Caines:
This marks the fifth road traffic fatality of the year. The death of Andrew Peniston on Jan. 6 was the first, the death of Haile Matthews on Jan. 18 was the second, the the death of Torrie Baker on Jan. 19 was the third, and the death of Jason Darrell following a motorcycle collision on Jan. 26 marked the fourth.
Update 7.55am: As of this time traffic investigators remain on the scene and the road remains blocked off. Fire Chief Vincent Hollinsid has arrived on scene.
Update 9.08am: Audio above switched to video, and the full police statement is below
Around 6am on Saturday, February 2nd police and first responders attended a reported serious road traffic collision on Frog Lane in Devonshire.
It appears that a 29 year old Devonshire man was riding a motorcycle along Frog Lane and collided into barricades in the area. The Devonshire man was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.
Traffic was diverted away from the area while collision investigators examined the scene. No further information regarding the deceased will be given at this time until the next of kin has been notified. Inquiries into this fatal collision are ongoing.
Update 9.33am: Frog Lane is back open to traffic
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