Motorcyclist Injured In North Round-A-Bout Crash

May 12, 2019 | 5 Comments

[Updated] A motorcyclist was injured and transported to hospital this afternoon [May 12] after his motorcycle crashed near Trimingham Road in Paget.

Motorcycle Collision Bermuda, May 12 2019

A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:20pm Sunday, May 12th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle motorcycle crash at the north round-a-bout near Trimingham Road in Paget.

“Details are limited at this time.

“However, early information suggests that the rider involved, believed to be a 52 year old man struck a wall – sustaining suspected head injuries.

“Traffic delays are anticipated in the area while the scene is processed.

“An update will be provided when more details are available.”

Update 7.31pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:20pm Sunday, May 12th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle motorcycle crash at the north round-a-bout near Trimingham Road in Paget.

“Details are limited at this time.

“However, early information suggests that the rider involved, believed to be a 52 year old Smith’s parish man, was traveling out of the City of Hamilton when he made contact with the north round-a-bout and then struck a wall – sustaining suspected head injuries.

“The injured rider was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment and an update on his medical condition is anticipated in due course.

“Traffic delays are anticipated in the area while the scene is processed.

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

Update May 13, 11.43am: A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [May 13th] the 52-year-old male motorcyclist injured in a single vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred around 4:20pm Sunday, May 12th at the north round-a-bout near Trimingham Road in Paget was listed in stable condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

“Inquiries continue and any witnesses that have not already come forward are now encouraged to call Constable Lakila Hart on the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. PANGAEA says:

    CORNERS.

    YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RIDE FAST TO ENJOY THE DRIVE.

    There are two proven types of front suspension systems currently available on modern motorcycles and scooters here.

    Note :- Every corner has a safe speed which should not be exceeded .

    1) The TELESCOPIC FRONT FORK is found on most motorcycles and scooters.

    Features for #1 ) :- TELESCOPIC FRONT FORKS.

    (A) When braking the front end of the bike will tend to dip as a result of driver and bike weight change to forward there by changing the bike rear to front inline balance. called ” the dip”.

    (B) It is NOT advisable to apply front brakes while turning corners as the front wheel may slip and loose traction, a crash is often inevitable .

    (C) It IS advisable only to apply the rear brake prior to entering a corner.

    2) THE METHOD OF STEERING is called” COUNTER STEERING” that is to counter act the lean of the bike by maintaining steering out of the corner.

    oOo

    Features for #2 TRAILING LINK FRONT SUSPENSION.

    2 ) THE TRAILING LINK FRONT SUSPENSION . Usually found on Vespa scooters.

    (A) When the front brake is applied on the Vespa scooter there is no noticeable dip resulting from forward change of weight. NO dip.

    (B) It is NOT advisable to apply front brakes while turning corners as the front wheel may slip and loose traction, a crash is often inevitable.

    ( C). It IS advisable only to apply the rear brake prior to entering a corner.

    (D) THE METHOD OF STEERING , by rider side to side weight change by prudently leaning the bike in the direction of the corner as one would do on a standard bike WITH OUT” COUNTER STEERING”.

    NOTE The design of the Vespa scooter front suspension Is similar to an office chair caster which also uses the trailing link principal.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      NO type of suspension has been invented yet which can counter the utter 24 hour a day lunacy on Bermuda roads.

    • sage says:

      While you should not apply front brakes at a lean in a corner, you are supposed to use a front brake bias with back brakes any time you need to slow down, Prior to and entering into a corner when using the front brake the weight transfers to the front suspension , the extra weight provides traction, a sudden release of front brake is as bad as braking mid-corner, it causes the suspension to unload decreasing traction which is where the term ‘trail braking’ comes in, you keep the front suspension loaded with gradually decreasing pressure on the lever through the corner, the rear brake can be used in the corner in a similar way. Counter ‘steering’ is a concept lost on most riders who do it instinctively, it consists of more pressure against the bars on the side you are turning. Slowing down some is the best way to safely negotiate any corner.

  2. JohnBoy says:

    Nice essay. A+

  3. PANGAEA says:

    JohnBoy. Thank you.

    ” Knowledge is power”

    Not many people understand the principals of safely controlling a motorcycle.

    I would love to see the “Motorcycle Safety Foundation” course be brought to Bermuda.

    Do you know why motorcycle riders always over take cars ?
    The motorcyclist fear of being rear ended by the inattentive car driver on the cell phone .

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