A 49-year-old female visitor is now in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit battling serious head injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in Southampton yesterday.

According to police, she was thrown from a rental livery cycle being operated by her husband, when it struck a wall on Scaur Hill in Somerset around 1:40pm.

A police spokesman said: “It appears that a rental scooter ridden by two American visitors was travelling west along Somerset Road when it struck a wall near Ely’s Harbour.

“It is understood that the impact threw the rider, said to be a 46-year-old man, and his pillion passenger, said to be a 49-year-old woman over the wall, with both landing on the shoreline below.

“The married couple were recovered from the shoreline by emergency services personnel and rushed to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.”

The woman sustained life-threatening injuires to her head and legs. Her husband is currently on a general ward.

Traffic in and out of Somerset was diverted for nearly two hours while the scene was processed.

The spokesman also stated that “the Bermuda Police Service is aware of a video circulating showing the aftermath of this crash and urge members of the public that if they receive it, please delete it, don’t share it”.

Inquiries continue and any witnesses are asked to call the police on 211.