Police Confirm Teen Dies Following Collision

July 27, 2019

[Updated] Police have confirmed the death of a 19-year-old motorcyclist following a crash early this morning [July 27] on Malabar Road in Sandys parish.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:55am Saturday, July 27th police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and ambulance personnel responded to a reported serious single vehicle crash on Malabar Road in Sandys parish involving a motorcyclist.

“It appears that the rider, believed to be a 19 year old man, was traveling west on Malabar Road at the time.

“He was found seriously injured, in an unresponsive state and was rushed from the scene via ambulance.

“Sadly, the young man was later pronounced dead at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

“Traffic diversions were in place for approximately three hours while the scene was processed.

“A full investigation into this latest road fatality – the fifth for 2019 – is underway and any witnesses are urged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011 as soon as possible.”

Update 3.45pm: Minister of Tourism and Transport, Zane DeSilva said, “Today we mourn the passing of a young man; yet another tragic death on our roads. I extend my deepest and most sincere condolences to the family and friends during this difficult time.

“The Ministry of Tourism and Transport remains committed to road safety and urges all motorist to take care and caution when operating their motor vehicles and be considerate of other road users.”

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