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Island records second road death in four days

The island has recorded another road death — the second of the year (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Bermuda has recorded its second road fatality this year after a 38-year-old man died following a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Sandys.

The man, who is understood to be a resident of Sandys, died in the early hours of yesterday, a Bermuda Police Service spokesman said.

The spokesman said: “Sadly, the Bermuda Police Service can confirm that the 38-year-old man seriously hurt in a reported single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Sandys on Tuesday night was pronounced dead in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

“The death of the man, who is understood to have been a Sandys resident, marks Bermuda’s second road fatality of 2023.

“It is believed that the fatal crash occurred around 11.55pm on Tuesday, January 31 on Somerset Road, near the junction with Mangrove Bay Road, when the 38-year-old motorcyclist struck a sidewalk near the former Somerset Country Squire Restaurant and Pub.

“A BPS family liaison officer has been assigned to provide relevant support to the deceased’s loved ones at this difficult time.

“Traffic in the area was diverted for approximately 2½ hours while the scene was processed.”

The incident follows the death of a 40-year-old man who sustained serious injuries in a multi-vehicle collision that happened at about 11.40pm on Sunday, January 29, to the east of the Henry VIII restaurant on South Road in Southampton.

The spokesman appealed for anyone with information on the Sandys incident to call the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788.