Rider Injured After ‘Contact’ With Kite String

November 29, 2019 | 14 Comments

A 16-year-old male was riding his motorcycle along Dutton Avenue “when he came into contact with string from a kite” and he was “assisted at the scene by the person flying the kite and subsequently taken to hospital.”

A police spokesperson said, “At 6:37pm on Thursday 28th November, 2019, Police received a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision on Dutton Avenue, Pembroke.

“A sixteen-year-old male was reportedly riding his motorcycle along Dutton Avenue near the junction with North Street, when he came into contact with string from a kite.

“The bike rider sustained serious lacerations to the neck from the kite string.

“He also sustained cuts and bruises to his right hand, right leg, and right foot, after he lost control of the bike and crashed.

“The victim was assisted at the scene by the person flying the kite and subsequently taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the main police line on 295-0011.”

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  1. Jannet says:

    Why is someone flying a kite in the dark? Its reckless, selfish and dangerous. The flyer is responsible for causing the rider injury. There are new laws for operating drones in Bermuda and flying them in the dark is not permitted. The authorities should apply similar laws to kite fliers. Poor kid, I hope he recovers quickly.

    • Things a Gwan says:

      It is no secret that for decades some drug dealers would fly kites to let their customers know if they had “product” available. This always amazed me considering all the police would have to do is follow the string to the source
      . Let me also say that I am in no way implying that all persons that choose to fly a kite this time of year must be drug dealers.
      However, my experience has been that those that choose to fly hummers after food Friday are either selfish, stupid, attention seekers, drug dealers or stupid.

      • Laughing Matter says:

        You sounds so stupid and probably don’t even live in Bermuda .. drug dealers don’t need kites anymore to sell drugs they do it right in the open..

  2. ROGER LAMBERT says:


  3. question says:

    16-year-olds can ride motorbikes on the road now?

    • Bermyguy says:

      Guess you’ve been living under a rock for 30plus years 16 yr olds have been legal to ride for decades

    • Things a Gwan says:

      Huh? Of course they can and always have. In most countries they can drive cars.

    • Janet D. Smith says:

      Where have you been living for the last umpteen years? 16 year olds have been riding 50cc motor bikes for yeeeaarrss. They even have Project Ride training for those teens getting ready to get a license at 16.

    • Susana White says:

      Always did but it has to be a 50cc

    • Izzypop says:

      Of course they cAn
      What rock you been hiding under …

  4. Triangle Drifter says:

    The kite flier should be held financially liable for the injuries.

  5. Darren Grey says:

    It’s our culture boss.

  6. PC says:

    I honestly thought this was up in Somerset primary area. Last weekend I couldn’t go outside without irritation loud buzzing sound from loud buzzing kites. I counted 6.

  7. Jerry says:

    I thought Easter was over

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