Motorcyclist Injured in Crash Found to be in Possession of Knife

Sun, 2023-01-01

Around 4:53pm on Sunday 1st January 2023, police were conducting laser checks in the area of Middle Road near Store Lane, Sandys, when a male riding a motorcycle traveling west, was clocked at a high rate of speed.

On seeing police the subject turned his motorcycle around, began traveling at speed through Overplus Lane and continued in an easterly direction along the railway trail. Police engaged emergency equipment and a pursuit ensued.

The male failed to stop for police, exiting the railway trail at Tribe Road #5 before continuing east along Middle Road. As he approached Barnes Corner, Southampton, the rider lost control of his motorcycle and struck a wall in the opposite lane, before landing in near by bushes.

Officers immediately rendered first aid to the male who sustained a leg injury in the crash.

While being attended to for his injuries, he was found to be in possession of a large knife.

He was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

No police vehicles were involved in the collision.

Traffic diversions have been put in place at South Road, Middle Road junction and Church Bay Road, while the scene is forensically processed.

Motorists are advised to use South Road until the scene has been cleared.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact Sgt Sean Hassell on 211 or