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Cycle accident victim dies

Police have confirmed the death of road accident victim Gladwin (Stella) Gilbert.

The 60-year-old sustained serious injuries when his pedal cycle and a motorcycle collided last week.

He died on Tuesday while being treated in Intensive Care at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Lawyer Ed Bailey yesterday described him as “an honest individual who helped a lot of people”.

“He was called Stella after his mother, but I knew him as Reginald. There was a lot more to him than a lot of people would think. He was a man who liked to make people laugh but I remember him as a lucid and thoroughly decent individual,” Mr Bailey said.

Mr Gilbert was a fixture at sports events across the Island.

His death marks the 12th road fatality of the year.

It follows the death of talented Somerset sportsman Kirk Simons, on Harbour Road early on Saturday morning.

Said a police spokesman: “[Mr Gilbert] succumbed to injuries sustained in a serious road traffic collision that occurred around 10.20am Friday, December 10 on Parsons Road in Pembroke when the pedal cycle he was riding was in collision with a motorcycle ridden by a 59-year-old Devonshire woman.

“She was initially treated for her injuries on a general ward at the hospital but has since been discharged. The Bermuda Police Service extends condolences to the family and friends of Mr Gilbert.”

Police are investigating the accident, the spokesman added. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Bianca Glasford of the Roads Policing Unit on 295-0011.

Gladwin (Stella) Gilbert

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Published December 16, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 16, 2010 at 7:25 am)

Cycle accident victim dies

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