The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) has confirmed the death of 34-year-old Mendell Outerbridge and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

A spokesman said: “Mr Outerbridge, said to be from Warwick, was riding a motorcycle along Middle Road, Sandys around 9:50pm on Thursday, 9th November.

“Police officers were conducting laser speed checks at the time and an officer on foot signalled him to stop. Mr Outerbridge failed to stop and a police vehicle pursued after him, but the rider quickly eluded the police.

“Police officers searched the area to locate the motorcyclist, and a short time later they came upon the fatal scene where Mr Outerbridge’s cycle had collided with a truck on Somerset Road near the ‘Lantana’ property.

“Mr Outerbridge was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where he was sadly pronounced dead.

“A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist the deceased’s family at this difficult time. The vehicles involved have been impounded as part of the investigation.

“Under these circumstances, and in keeping with best practice, the BPS has self-referred this case to the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) in order to ensure independence of the investigation.

“The Professional Conduct Unit of the  BPS will keep the PCA apprised of all developments as they are established.”

Police Inspector Robert Cardwell is heading up the investigation into this fatal collision with Constable Jason Ming of the Roads Policing Unit.

Meanwhile, the appeal for witnesses to this accident, the 14th road traffic fatality recorded in 2017 on Bermuda’s roads, continues. Witnesses are urged to contact the investigators on 247-1788.