Traffic Victim Named as Kirk Simons

December 11, 2010

kirk simons bermuda 2010Bermuda Police have officially named the gentleman who died in this morning’s [Dec 11] road traffic collision as Sandys parish resident Kirk Simons.

A talented athlete, Mr Simons played football for Somerset Eagles, and was Captain of the Somerset Bridge Cricket Team when they played in the Western County Cup competion against PHC earlier this year.

His untimely death prompted dozens of posts this morning across Facebook as friends expressed shock and sadness at the news of his passing and paid tributes to the well liked athlete.

Opposition Leader Kim.Swan expressed his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Kirk Simons, who lost his life in a road traffic accident saying “As a former Somerset Bridge/Eagles player myself, it is like if a member of my own extended family has been taken; and a sad reminder of the many friends and family that we have lost tragically on our roads over the years.My heartfelt sympathies also go out to my Somerset Bridge Recreation Club family as Kirk was a player who actually captained our County Cup team. May God provide comfort to all those who are grieving this tragic loss.”

Mr. Simons, 39, suffered fatal injuries after the motorcycle he was riding was in collision with a taxi on Harbour Road in Paget near the junction with Chapel Road around 1:45am this morning.

His death marked the 11th road fatality for the year. Police inquiries into this incident are ongoing, and Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to this collision to contact Inspector Phil Lewis on 295-0011.

The Bermuda Police Service extended their condolences to the family & friends of Mr. Simons, as does Bernews.

[Updated at 5pm]

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  1. So Sad! says:

    RIP KIRK!!!

  2. DJ Donnie says:

    RIP KIRK!!!

  3. Tami Pen says:

    Kirk’s daughter Tiana Simons & I are in shock & deeply saddened..he will be missed!!!

  4. BabyRocko says:

    RIP Kirky! U always had a smile for everyone that brightened even the gloomiest day!
    I love you and I miss you always!

  5. Sarah says:

    I am at a loss for words… RIP Kirk xo