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Father of one dies after road accident

A recently-married father died over the weekend, following a road crash.

Alexander Monk, 41, from Hamilton Parish, suffered head injuries on Thursday when his motorcycle came into collision with a bus on Middle Road, Southampton, around 7.20am. He was treated in the Intensive Care Unit but died on Friday morning.

Mr Monk was a keen artist who was well-known in Bermuda for his work.

A family spokesman said yesterday: “After the accident on Thursday, Alex was pronounced dead in the Intensive Care Unit on Friday morning.

He leaves behind his loving wife Maria and his son Luis. He was well known in Bermuda’s art community and won first prize at the Car and Bike Show the week before his accident.

“He is the son of Larry Monk of Hamilton Parish. Alex and Maria were married on January 14, 2011. They met while Alex was living and working in Florida.”

Announcing the death, a police spokesman said: “The Bermuda Police Service extends condolences to the family and friends of Mr Monk. Inquiries are ongoing.

“Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses, in particular the rider of a second motorcycle believed to be in the area around the time of the collision, to contact PC Bianca Glasford at the Roads Policing Unit on 295-0011.”

The death of Mr Monk marks the eighth road fatality of 2011.

Artist Alexander Monk, who died after a road collision.

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Published November 28, 2011 at 9:01 am (Updated November 28, 2011 at 9:01 am)

Father of one dies after road accident

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