Motorcyclist Injured In Collision With Police

May 12, 2019 | 4 Comments

[Updated] Around 12:20am this morning [May 12] a collision occurred involving a police vehicle and a motorcyclist in Hamilton, with the police saying the “collision occurred as the police vehicle pursued one motorcyclist along King Street, but struck a second motorcyclist.”

A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:20am Sunday, May 12th a collision occurred involving a police vehicle and a motorcyclist on King Street near the junction with Reid Street, in the City of Hamilton.

“Early information indicates that the collision occurred as the police vehicle pursued one motorcyclist along King Street, but struck a second motorcyclist that was traveling along Reid Street.

“The first motorcyclist made good their escape.

“The second motorcyclist was injured and transported from the scene to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.

“Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening at this time. An update on her medical condition is anticipated in due course. ”

Traffic diversions are in effect while the scene is being processed. Any witnesses are asked to call the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

Update 3.45am: The police said, “Traffic diversions are no longer in effect in the Reid Street, King Street area.

“However, a section of King Street has been temporarily reduced to one lane (left lane), indicated by cones.

“The investigation into this collision continues and any witnesses are still asked to call the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

Update 7.35pm: A police spokesperson said, “The investigation regarding a collision involving a police vehicle and a female motorcyclist that occurred around 12:20am Sunday, May 12th at the junction of King Street and Reid Street in the City of Hamilton continues.

“At last check Sunday morning the injured female rider – said to be a 29 year old Southampton woman – was conscious and talking. She remains in hospital for further medical assessment and treatment.

“It now appears that the police vehicle pursued an unknown motorcyclist along Front Street from the junction with Court Street until the junction with King Street.

“Apparently the unknown rider then turned on to King Street and continued through the junction with Reid Street followed by the police vehicle – which unfortunately collided with the 29 year old female motorcyclist as she travelled into the city – with both vehicles ending up further along King Street.

“The police vehicle and motorcycle involved were damaged, with traffic diversions in effect for approximately three hours while the scene was processed.

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

Update May 13, 11.45am: A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [May 13th] the 29-year-old female motorcyclist injured in a collision with a police vehicle that occurred around 12:20am Sunday, May 12th at the junction of King Street and Reid Street in the City of Hamilton was recovering in stable condition on a general ward at the hospital.

“The investigation regarding this collision continues and any witnesses are now encouraged to call Sergeant Raoul Ming on the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. sage says:

    Since people who are willing to run from police have no regard for their own lives or the lives of other road users and will take risky actions, no matter how dangerous, at extremely high speeds to evade capture even whilst intoxicated, it is incumbent upon the officers on the street to be the adults and decide when discontinuing or avoiding a chase altogether on public highways is in the best interest of the public. Hope the lady is ok.

  2. Jane says:

    Second incident of this nature in a short period of time – the motorcyclist death in Somerset a few weeks ago. Perhaps the Police – hard as their job often is – are taking too many risks with this sort of nighttime pursuit?

  3. Brina says:

    To many accidents involving police in “emergency” situations. Something needs to change immediately in decision making and or training!

  4. Y-Gurl says:

    Yet another BPS driving fail, I understand they need to at least try to catch the criminals but bottom line is they are not very good drivers and their pursuit tactics suck…not ideal for us

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