Word coming to TNN, with the revelation that a firearm was discovered near to the scene of a fatal vehicular collision near Henry VII restaurant on Sunday night, that claimed the life of a 40-year-old Somerset man.

The discovery by police has decidedly altered the course of the investigation into the South Road incident, which was initially believed to have involved three motorbikes and a car, but was later found to have included one additional bike.

Adding to the mystery is the knowledge that another two persons believed involved in the collision left the scene before the arrival of first responders.

As originally told by police, the now deceased victim was riding a motorcycle east, when upon reaching the area of Henry the VIII restaurant, he attempted to overtake a motorcar travelling in the same direction and collided with three other bikes traveling in a westerly direction.

Police and other emergency responders arrived on the scene to find the man unresponsive.

He was attended to by EMTs and transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further treatment, but was subsequently pronounced dead, becoming the Island’s first road traffic fatality of 2023.

One of the motorcycle riders who was headed in the opposite direction sustained a broken arm and was also transported to hospital, where at last check, he was being prepared for surgery. His injury is not considered life threatening.

It remains unclear whether any of the other two motorcycle riders headed west were injured in the collision, as they rode away from the scene on one of the bikes involved.

TNN sought a response from the BPS into these inquiries, who replied with this statement.

The investigation into Sunday night’s fatal RTC remains ongoing.

As such we are unable to address any specifics at this time.

However, your query is being considered and we will get back to you in due course.

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