16-year-old girl who died in crash named – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password

16-year-old girl who died in crash named

First Prev 1 2 3 Next Last
Amber Bridges, who died after a bike crash at the weekend. (Photograph supplied)
Amber Bridges, who died after a bike crash at the weekend (Photograph from Facebook)

A 16-year-old schoolgirl who died in a road accident on Sunday was last night identified as Amber Bridges.

Ms Bridges, from St George’s and a keen horse rider, was killed when her motorcycle and a van were in collision on South Road, Southampton just after noon.

She was the island’s fifth roads death of the year.

Ian Truran, a family friend and a past president of the Bermuda Equestrian Federation, said the news had shocked everyone involved in the sport.

He added: “As a family friend I can say an angel has been taken from us – way too early.

“We always, as a family, will support them through this very difficult time.”

A police spokesman said the accident happened as Ms Bridges was driving east and a van driven by a 57-year-old Sandys man was headed in the opposite direction.

They were in collision on a series of bends near Cross Bay Road, close to the Fairmont Southampton golf course, at about 12.15pm.

The van driver was uninjured.

Witnesses who have not already come forward should contact Pc Walter Jackson at the roads policing unit on 247-1788 or e-mail wjackson@bps.bm.

Amber Bridges

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published June 01, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated June 01, 2021 at 8:21 pm)

16-year-old girl who died in crash named

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon