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Man dies after suspected hit-and-run incident

Police have launched an investigation after a man died in a suspected hit-and-run (Photograph courtesy of the Bermuda Police Service)

A man died after a suspected hit-and-run incident early on Sunday morning, police said.

The 29-year-old was found unconscious on the road just west of the junction at Trinity Church Road and North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish at about 3.15am.

A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said earlier that the man was taken to hospital by ambulance with head and facial injuries as well as breathing difficulties.

He added later that the patient “succumbed to his injuries”.

The police spokesman said: “This matter is now being investigated as a suspected hit-and-run fatal road traffic collision and marks the island’s fifth road traffic fatality for this year.”

The spokesman added: “Residents who may have heard or seen any suspicious activity in the area either before or shortly after the time of the collision, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, are urged to please contact the investigating officer, Police Constable Deforest Evans, on 717-0860 or via e-mail [at] devans@bps.bm.

“You may also call the main police number 295-0011 or, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

“If you’re more comfortable doing so, please share the information with a police officer you know.”

He added: “We are also appealing for anyone who resides in the area and has security cameras installed to please check your devices for any activity between the hours of 2am and 3.15am today and report anything unusual or suspicious by contacting Constable Evans or using any of the other means provided above.”

Michael Dunkley, the Shadow Minister of National Security, said the One Bermuda Alliance was saddened to hear of the loss of another young man on the island’s roads.

“What makes it worse is that it has happened on Mother’s Day,” Mr Dunkley said. “First and foremost, I would like to extend my condolences to the deceased’s family and loved ones.”

Mr Dunkley urged anyone with information that could help police with their investigation to come forward.

He added: “The police suspect this is a hit-and-run. How can anyone leave someone in that state and not report the accident to authorities?

“Do the right thing and give the police the information they are seeking.”