Bermuda recorded two road traffic fatalities within 24 hours this weekend, bringing the total number of deaths on our roads this year to five.

Police responded to a report of a serious single vehicle accident just before midnight last night (October 16) involving a motorcycle, in the area of Windreach, on Spice Hill Road in Warwick.

“Upon arrival, officers found a 45-year-old man lying in an unresponsive state on the roadway,” a spokesman said.

“The officers immediately began performing CPR until the arrival of the EMTs, who transported the victim via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by an emergency room doctor at around 12:20am today.

“This is the island’s fifth road fatality for the year.”

The fourth fatality was recorded on Thursday (October 15) when another motorcyclist died following a collision with a car at the junction of Town Hill Road and Harrington Sound Road, in Smiths.

Police say the accident occurred around 7:40pm.

The motorcyclist, a 47-year-old man “was thrown from the bike” and sustained serious head and chest injuries.

A spokesman said: “He was transported via ambulance to King Edward Hospital for treatment, but sadly, succumbed to his injuries.

“The 54-year-old female driver of the car, sustained minor injuries including bruising to her face.

“The area of the collision was cordoned off as Traffic Collision Investigators and the Forensic Support Unit processed the scene.”

Anyone with information on both fatal accidents is urged to call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011.