Collision: Motorcyclist Injured, Driver Arrested

November 5, 2018 | 8 Comments

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision at Barkers Hill round-a-bout in Devonshire tonight [Nov 5], involving a motorcycle and car which resulted in the motorcyclist being injured and the car driver being arrested on suspicion of impaired driving, according to police.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 5:25pm today [November 5th] police and first responders were dispatched to a reported collision at the Barkers Hill round-a-bout in Devonshire.

“Initial details indicate that a motorcyclist and a car driver were involved.

“The rider, believed to be a 50-year-old woman, was hurt. However, her injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

“The car driver, said to be a 43-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of impaired driving.

“Any witnesses are asked to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

Update November 6, 11.43am: A police spokesperson said, “Around 5:25pm Monday, November 5th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported collision at the Barkers Hill round-a-bout in Devonshire.

“It now appears that the motorcyclist and car driver involved were each attempting to negotiate the round-a-bout when the collision occurred.

“The injured rider, a 49-year-old woman believed to be from Devonshire, was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment and later discharged.

“The car driver, a 42-year-old man believed to be from St. George’s, was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving but later passed the alco-analyser test at Hamilton Police Station.

“He has since been released from police custody pending further inquiries.

“Traffic diversions were in effect for approximately one hour while the scene was processed.

“Any witnesses that have not already come forward are asked to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. Mb says:

    This is a death trap, so many accidents yet govt has done nothing to address.
    Second…roadside sobriety checks did not prevent this nor the St George’s death.

  2. 6mbs says:

    So is it standard now to arrest every driver who causes an accident on suspicion of impaired driving if there are serious injuries to the other person? Seems like every accident involving a car/truck hitting a motorbike the driver is arrested.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Any incident involving a drunk driver is no accident. It was a totally preventable crash waiting to happen.

      If the cops arrive on scene to a driver smelling of alcohol or otherwise impaired what do you want to do, let him go on his merry way?

      • question says:

        No, that only happens when you hit a utility pole in Spanish Point.

        • Toodle-oo says:

          Well , if I was driving a car with a blue light on the roof and a siren in it and caused the accident then I’d want the other party to split as soon as possible as well .

    • question says:

      In fairness I think both drivers should be tested as a matter of routine when there is a serious accident.

    • Lone Wolf says:

      I think it should be standard for ALL people involved in these collisions to be tested for alcohol. Not necessarily arrested if they agree to a roadside test. If they pass then fine, if they don’t .. then arrest them.

      But all too often we hear that the uninjured person gets arrested and tested but the victim does not get tested. It could be the victim who was drinking and not the uninjured person.

      My comment does NOT refer to this particular incident. I don’t know anything about this incident other than what is written in the article.

  3. Wanda Rinn says:

    That roundabout needs center lines that guide…also needs lighting up…the center lines can be had by reducing the center garden.One more thing…the growth in that garden is at a height that blocks view of traffic.

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