Man, 62, dies after New Year’s Eve crash
A 62-year-old man involved in a traffic collision on Wednesday afternoon has died from his injuries.
The Bermuda Police Service last night confirmed the death of Timothy Wright, of Warwick, following a two-vehicle collision on Parsons Road, Pembroke.
According to a Police spokeswoman, two vehicles were travelling in opposite directions just before 7.45pm on Wednesday when they collided near the junction with The Glebe Road. Two people were arrested in connection to the crash.
Mr Wright was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injures.
Mr Wright, a Jamaican national, was a chef at Island Spice in Warwick. He moved to Bermuda 22 years ago to work as a cook for Yardie Kitchen and later worked for Crow Lane bakery and several other establishments.
His adopted sister Juliet Pearman-Tucker told The Royal Gazette: “He was a very jolly, easy-going gentleman – he was awesome. He is a very responsible person, he would do anything for anybody. He loved fishing and going to soccer games, cricket and church – he was a very church-going person.
“We were very close. My mom Dorothy adopted him years ago – she is very saddened. He spent a lot of time with her at the nursing home. She is 94-years-old and this has taken a toll on her.”
Mr Wright leaves behind five sisters, a brother, a daughter and a son. His death — which came less than 24 hours after the passing of 19-year-old Stephen Edwards — marks the first road fatality of 2015. The Bermuda Police Service extended its condolences to the family and friends of Mr Wright.
A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to the Wright family to assist them during this difficult time and a full investigation into the fatal collision is under way.
Police continue to appeal for any witnesses who may have seen the crash to contact Pc Colin Paynter on 247-1335.