A male motorcyclist clocked riding at a high speed, who opted to lead police on a chase, ended up crashing into a wall to sustain a leg injury, while in possession of a large knife.

Police say it all started around 4:53pm today (Jan 1), while officers were conducting laser checks along Middle Road near Store Lane in Sandys.

The motorcyclist was travelling west, when he was clocked at a high rate of speed.

“On seeing police the subject turned his motorcycle around, began travelling at speed through Overplus Lane and continued¬†in an easterly direction along the railway trail,” a spokeswoman said.

“Police engaged emergency equipment and a pursuit ensued.

“The male failed to stop for police, exiting the railway trail at Tribe Road #5 before continuing east along Middle Road. As he approached Barnes Corner, Southampton, the rider lost control of his motorcycle and struck a wall in the opposite lane, before landing in nearby bushes,” she added.

“Officers immediately rendered first aid to the male who sustained a leg injury in the crash.

“While being attended to for his injuries, he was found to be in possession of a large knife.

“He was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII¬†Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

“No police vehicles were involved in the collision.”

Traffic diversions were put in place at South Road, Middle Road junction and Church Bay Road, while the scene was forensically processed.

Motorists were advised to use South Road until the scene was cleared.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact Sgt Sean Hassell on 211 or  shassell@bps.bm.