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Man dies after crashing into container

Police have named the island's thirteenth road fatality of the year as Ionel Bejan.

The 39-year-old Romanian guest worker died after his motorcycle hit a shipping container on Church Street in Hamilton at 3.45am on Sunday.

A police spokesman said Mr Bejan was seriously injured in the accident and rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The spokesman added: “The motorcycle involved has been impounded and a Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist the deceased's family at this difficult time.

“The investigation into this fatal crash, the thirteenth of 2017, continues and any witnesses that have not yet come forward are urged to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788.”

The crash occurred close to MarketPlace but Gary Schuman, president of the supermarket, said the container had no connection with the store as the business accepts containers in its garage.

Mr Schuman said the container was placed in the road near the Bermuda Housing Corporation offices sometime on Saturday, and has since been removed.

Mr Bejan's death marked the second road fatality in successive weekends. Rakai Augustus, 30, from Pembroke, died when travelling in a car driven by an unnamed Warwick woman that crashed in St George's last weekend. The woman, who was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving, is in ICU and in a stable condition

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Published November 06, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated November 06, 2017 at 12:14 pm)

Man dies after crashing into container

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