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Senior dies after being hit by a minibus – island’s ninth road fatality this year

Malston Iris: Ninth road fatality of the year (Photograph supplied)

A senior pedestrian died after he was hit by a minibus in Hamilton last week, police said. Malston Iris became the ninth road fatality this year.

A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said the 71-year-old was seriously injured when a minibus hit him on King Street, near the junction with Front Street, at about 6.20pm last Friday.

He added: “Despite receiving treatment from EMTs at the scene and being rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, Mr Iris was pronounced dead two days later.”

The police service offered condolences to the family and friends of Mr Iris.

“A BPS family liaison officer is providing support to his loved ones and the roads policing unit is investigating the circumstances of this latest road fatality,” the spokesman added.

Any witnesses who were in the City of Hamilton area of Front Street and King Street at the time of the incident or people “with relevant information” were asked to contact Constable Terry Thompson on 247-1788, 717-2393 or by e-mail at tthompson@bps.bm as soon as possible.