Bermuda recorded a third road traffic fatality overnight.

Police say a 51-year-old Pembroke man was pronounced dead at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital after he was seriously injured in a crash on Palmetto Road in Devonshire, near Dock Hill.

The single vehicle motorcycle crash was reported at 7.10am by a member of the public who discovered the man lying unconscious man in the trees along the roadside.

A police spokesman said the man may have crashed as early as 3.40am.

No further information will be released until next of kin have been notified.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come fforward to assist with the investigation.