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37-year-old man dies after crash – fifth road fatality this year

Bermuda Police Service (File photo)

A 37-year-old man has died after a crash in St George’s in the early hours yesterday — the fifth road fatality this year.

A police spokesman said officers got a call after 3am asking for emergency services to attend a home in St George’s.

Police were told that a 37-year-old man had made his way to the residence after a single-vehicle car crash.

An ambulance was sent and the man was taken for treatment at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where the spokesman said he was pronounced dead “a short time later”.

A 55-year-old man who was a passenger in the car sustained minor leg injuries.

The man was said to be helping the police inquiry into the crash, which happened on South Prison Street in St George near the junction with Rose Hill.

The scene was processed by the police Forensics Support Unit along with traffic collision investigators.

It was the second fatal crash of this month after a collision in Hamilton Parish on April 12 claimed the life of 29-year-old Jason Lee.

This year’s grim statistics come after 17 deaths in 2021 — the island’s highest number of fatalities in 13 years.

The second-worst was 2014, when 16 people lost their lives on the island’s roads.

Road fatalities had dropped steadily in recent years, from 15 in 2017 and 12 in 2018 to just nine for 2019 and six in 2020.

Anyone with information on the latest incident is asked to call 211 or the main police number, 295-0011.

The spokesman said: “The Bermuda Police Service extends its condolences to the family of the deceased.”