Two male motorcyclists were rushed to the hospital’s Emergency Department with what is being described as serious facial injuries, following a two-vehicle accident just east of Woody’s Drive in Sandys just before 6pm this evening.

Police say the accident occurred just before 7pm.

“Early information suggests that a male on a motorcycle was exiting the Bermuda Coast Guard facility and a male on another motorcycle was traveling in a westerly direction, when they were involved in a collision,” a spokeswoman said.

“Both males aged 27 and 54 years old, were transported to hospital via ambulance, with what is being described as serious facial injuries.”

As of 8pm, traffic heading in both directions was at a complete stand still while the scene was being processed.

“Motorists are being asked to remain patient or to  avoid the area until the roads have been reopened.”

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Royal Bermuda Regiment said: “We are aware that one of our soldiers was injured as he left work at the RBR Coast Guard. As I’m sure the public will appreciate, our focus now is entirely on support to the injured soldier and his loved ones and no further comment will be made at this stage. The RBR has, of course, offered its full cooperation to the Bermuda Police Service.”