Crime

Woman badly hurt in suspected hit and run

  • Bermuda Police Service (File photo)

A motorcyclist fled the scene of a crash that left two women in hospital — one with a serious head injury, a police spokesman said yesterday.

The spokesman added the head injury could be life-threatening.

A police spokesman said details were limited, but that it appeared that two vehicles were involved — a 50cc rental scooter and a motorbike.

The crash happened on North Shore Road in Devonshire, near the Mid-Atlantic Boat Club, at about 11.25pm on Sunday.

It is believed the scooter was travelling east on North Shore Road when the motorcycle pulled out of the boat club and the vehicles crashed.

A BPS spokesman said: “Apparently the motorcyclist then fled the scene.”

The scooter rider was said to be a 42-year-old Warwick woman, who suffered “injuries including a potentially life-threatening head injury”.

Another woman — from Smith’s, also aged 42 — was understood to be a pillion passenger on the motorcycle that left the scene of the crash.

Both were taken by ambulance to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where the Smith’s woman was treated for facial and other injuries.

The BPS spokesman added yesterday: “The scene was processed and efforts are ongoing to locate the other motorcycle and its rider.”

Witnesses should Pc Kayla Smith on 247-1704 or by at e-mail smithkay@bps.bm

UPDATE: This story has been updated to clarify that it was understood the pillion passenger had been on the motorcycle, not the rental scooter.