Pair killed in head-on bike crash are named
Police have identified Demarcvjai Williams, 29, and Marco Salema, 34, as the two men killed last Friday night after their motorcycles collided head-on at about 9.30pm on Marsh Folly Road.
Their deaths mark the second and third road fatalities of 2018.
The Royal Gazette understands that the last time there was a double road fatality incident was in 1999 when Bermudians Damon Spencer, 19, and Graham Steede, 20, who were both on the same motorcycle, died in a crash on Spanish Point Road.
According to a police spokesman, Mr Williams was riding a motorcycle in the eastbound lane while Mr Salema, also on a motorcycle, was travelling in the opposite direction.
Apparently after the two motorcycles collided, one of them hit a light truck in the westbound lane.
Despite life-saving efforts at the scene, which continued as they were rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in separate ambulances, the men were pronounced dead.
The light truck driver, believed to be a 55-year-old Devonshire man, was unhurt.
A family liaison officer has been assigned to assist the two men’s families. All three damaged vehicles were impounded.
Traffic was diverted away from the area for approximately five hours while police processed the scene.
Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday, David Burt, the Premier, said: “There are two families that are mourning. So I would like to extend the condolences on behalf of all honourable members to the families of the two persons that passed recently in a road traffic accident.
“Recognising the fact that we do have a lot of work to do on that particular issue, we will be discussing that in our next session.”
An investigation continues and officers are keen to hear from anyone able to assist in tracing the last two hours of Mr Williams and Mr Salema leading up to the crash.
Any witnesses are urged to contact Constable Derek Simmons on the main police telephone number, 295-0011.
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