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Fatal accident victim named

Road smash: the crash at Barnes Corner

An 88-year-old taxi driver who died after his car overturned on Friday night has been named by police as Richard Johnston.

Mr Johnston is believed to have lost control of his vehicle and struck a wall in the area of Barnes Corner on Middle Road in Southampton, near the junction with South Road, at around 9.30pm.

“Police are not currently classifying this incident as a road traffic fatality until cause of death has been determined by an autopsy,” a police spokesman said.

Mr Johnston had to be extracted from his vehicle by Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel before EMTs rushed him to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, where a doctor pronounced death at 10.25pm Friday.

A family liaison officer has been assigned to assist Mr Johnston’s family.

Paying tribute this afternoon, Senator Michael Fahy, the transport minister, said: “Mr Johnston was well known as one of Bermuda’s tourism ambassadors and my thoughts are with his family and friends in their time of bereavement.”