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Victim of Blue Hole Hill crash named

Jokeem Richardson, 23, has been identified by police as the motorcyclist who died after a collision on Blue Hole Hill in Hamilton Parish yesterday.

At about 4.15pm, police and first responders attended a reported serious collision apparently involving a motorcycle, a car and a tow truck.

A woman, believed to be 55-year-old Smith's resident who was driving the car, is said by police to have been arrested in connection with the crash, and released on bail.

Mr Richardson was seriously hurt and, despite the efforts of EMTs at the scene, subsequently succumbed to his injuries. It marked the third death on Bermuda's roads this year. A family liaison officer has been assigned to his family.

Eastbound traffic was at a standstill and backed up as far as Shelly Bay in the wake of the crash.

Tourists were seen walking along the roadside carrying their luggage, and westbound traffic was equally snarled.

The fatal crash was the second traffic accident to block the road after a single vehicle crash earlier held up traffic on the Causeway.

“The Bermuda Police Service is aware that there were considerable traffic delays following this fatal collision, and we would like to apologise to those affected for any inconvenience caused and thank them for their patience as collision investigators examined the scene,” a spokesman said.

Inquiries continue regarding this fatal collision and any witnesses are asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788 or the main police telephone number 295-0011.

Traffic halted near scene of Blue Hole crash (Photograph by Jonathan Bell)

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Published May 10, 2017 at 6:01 pm (Updated May 11, 2017 at 3:02 pm)

Victim of Blue Hole Hill crash named

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