An off duty police officer jumped to the rescue at the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Middle Road in Southampton last night, near Pompano Beach.

Police say the accident occurred around 7pm, which back up traffic for several hours.

A spokesman said: “Initial reports suggest that a male was travelling east on a motorcycle when another male on an auxiliary cycle, also travelling east, attempted to overtake the motorcycle rider causing the vehicles to collide.

“As a result, the motorcycle rider was left unresponsive.

“Life saving efforts were commenced by an off duty police officer, who happened to come across the scene.

“The motorcycle rider was revived at the scene and conveyed to King Edward Memorial Hospital for further treatment of his injuries.

“The auxiliary cycle rider was also conveyed to hospital for treatment of injuries to his arm.”

Traffic was diverted through the Railway Trail using a one lane system while police processed the scene.

Police are now appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact Constable James Williams on 211 or [email protected]