The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) has confirmed the death of a 23-year-old male motorcyclist following a road traffic accident on Wednesday morning (Nov 3), on North Shore Road in Smith’s Parish.

A BPS spokesperson said the two vehicle collision occurred shortly after 9am near the entrance to RUBiS Terceira’s gas station.

“Early information indicates that a car was being driven east and a motorcycle was being ridden in the opposite direction when the vehicles collided, as the car turned into the service station,” the spokesperson said.

“The injured rider, believed to be a 23-year-old male, was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.”

“The car driver involved, said to be a 25-year-old Pembroke man, was not hurt. A BPS Traffic Collision Investigator and Forensic Support Unit specialist completed their inquiries at the scene by 11:20am.”

Traffic diversions were put into effect at Loyal Hill, Devonshire and Store Hill, Smith’s parish, while the scene was forensically processed.

Meanwhile, inquiries continue and any witnesses are urged to call 211 as soon as possible.

The BPS also extended sincere condolences to the young man’s family and friends.

His death marks Bermuda’s 14th road fatality for 2021.