BPS Confirm: Man Dies After Motorcycle Collision

March 26, 2019

[Updated] A male rider was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Palmetto Road in Devonshire this morning [March 26].

A police spokesperson said, “A reported serious single vehicle motorcycle crash has been reported on Palmetto Road in Devonshire near Dock Hill around 7.10 this morning.

“It appears that the male rider was found over an embankment and apparently sustained serious injuries. He has been rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance.

“Traffic diversions are currently in effect on Palmetto Road at the junction with Parsons Lane and Dock Hill. Additional information to be provided as it becomes available.”

Update 9.37am: A Police spokesperson said, “Sadly the rider involved, believed to be a 51-year-old Pembroke man, has been pronounced dead at the hospital. No further information regarding the deceased will be provided until next of kin has been notified. Inquiries continue and traffic diversions are no longer in effect at Dock Hill and Parsons Lane. This is the third road fatality for 2019.”

Update 11.52am: A Police spokesperson said, “Around 7:10am today [March 26th] a member of the public observed and reported an unconscious man in the trees along Palmetto Road in Devonshire near Dock Hill.

“Police and fellow first responders were immediately dispatched to the scene and the man was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance.

“Sadly, he was pronounced dead later this morning.

“Traffic was diverted away from the area while the scene was processed by the relevant police officers.

“Early information suggests that the deceased, believed to be a 51 year old Pembroke man, was the rider of a motorcycle that crashed over an embankment between Dock Hill and Parsons Lane around 3:40am today. Attempts are still being made to notify next of kin.

“This marks the third road fatality for 2019.

“Inquiries continue and any witnesses or persons with any relevant information are urged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity.”

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