Two male motorists spent some time in the lock up this weekend, following separate road traffic accidents that left one rider seriously injured.

Both collisions are under investigation – one in Pembroke and one in Southampton.

The serious two-vehicle accident in Pembroke occurred around 1:45am on Saturday, September 14, at the junction of Cedar Avenue, St John’s Road and Marsh Folly Road.

A police spokesman said: “At last check the 29-year-old male motorcyclist involved remained in hospital receiving treatment for injuries that are understood to be serious but not life threatening.

“The 34-year-old male driver of the car involved – who was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving following the collision – has since been released on police bail pending further inquiries.”

The accident in Southampton occurred around 8:45pm on Saturday night as well.

Police and first responders were dispatched to a reported two-vehicle collision on South Road near Harbour View Drive.

“It appears that a car was being driven west on South Road and a motorcyclist was traveling in the opposite direction when the collision occurred in the vicinity of the entrance to Fairmont Southampton resort,” the spokesman said.

“The rider involved, said to be a 65-year-old Warwick man, was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of injuries that are understood to be non-life threatening.

“He was later arrested on suspicion of impaired driving and then released on police bail pending further inquiries.

“The driver of the car, said to be a 61-year-old Southampton man, was not hurt. Both vehicles involved were damaged.

“Inquiries continue and any witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Mellisa Butler on the main police telephone number 295-0011 or e-mail”