A 22-year-old motorcyclist who sustained serious internal injuries in an early morning road traffic accident, may have to be airlifted to a medical facility overseas for further treatment.

Police say the two vehicle accident occurred around 3:30am on Sunday, June 9 in the area of Harrington Sound and Town Hill Roads in Smith’s parish.

A spokesman said: “Details are still emerging. However, it appears that a taxi and a motorcyclist with a pillion passenger were travelling in opposite directions along Harrington Sound Road when the collision occurred.

The injured rider, said to be a 22-year-old Smith’s parish man and the injured pillion passenger, said to be a 21-year-old man, were transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance.

The rider is believed to have sustained internal injuries and is likely to be flown overseas for further medical treatment, while the pillion passenger is understood to have sustained a leg injury.

“An update on their medical conditions is anticipated in due course.

Apparently the taxi driver was not hurt.

Traffic diversions were in effect for approximately four hours while the scene was processed,” he added. 

Inquiries continue and any witnesses are urged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity.