Photo: Pierre Binns

A 25-year-old male motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital’s Emergency Department last night, following a three vehicle accident that landed him in the path of a bus.

Police say the accident occurred around 6:10pm (Jan 25) on Middle Road near Maxi Mart.

A spokesman said: “Early reports indicate that a 25-year-old male motorcyclist, travelling in an easterly direction, attempted to overtake vehicles travelling in the same direction, when he lost control of his cycle and collided with a private car traveling in a westerly direction.

“As a result, the motorcycle rider was thrown into the path of a PTB bus which was also travelling east. The injured male was taken to KEMH for treatment to his injuries, the extent of which the is not known at this time. The bus driver and the motorcar driver were not reported to be injured.”

Firefighters had to use lifting bags to free the young man who was trapped under the bus.

A BFRS spokesperson said: “BFRS responded from the Port Royal Fire Station with one appliance and a total of 4 firefighters.

“Upon arrival to the incident, fire crews saw three vehicles involved in the road traffic collision, one bus, one car and one motorcycle. After surveying the scene they found one male rider of the motorcycle with leg injuries trapped under the bus.

“Firefighters using lifting bags lifted the bus in order to remove the patient who was then transported to KEMH via ambulance.

“The cause of the road traffic collision is under investigation by the Bermuda Police Service.”

The scene was processed by forensic officers and traffic collision investigators.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 211 or, the main police number 295-0011.”

  • Inset Photos by Pierre Binns