Traffic Victim Named as Adam Goodwin

October 3, 2010

adam goodwin bermuda 2The young man who tragically lost his life in a road traffic accident this morning [Oct 3] has been officially named as Adam Goodwin.

The 22-year-old former Saltus student was traveling on a motorcycle when he collided with a wall at approximately 4am this morning in the area by St. Mark’s Church on South Road in Smith’s.

The Bermuda Police Service said that around 4:10am this morning, Police and first responders attended a report of a serious single vehicle road traffic collision on South Road in Smith’s parish near the junction with St. Mark’s Road.

They said that it appears that Mr. Goodwin was riding a motorcycle traveling along South Road when he lost control and collided with a wall.

Mr. Goodwin sustained serious injuries and was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where he subsequently succumbed to those injuries.
He was pronounced dead at 4:32am today by an on call physician at the hospital.

The Bermuda Police Service has extended condolences to the family & friends of Mr. Goodwin. Inquiries into this incident are underway. Police are appealing for any witnesses to this collision or anyone with any information to contact PC Darren Harvey on 295-0011.

With a lifelong passion for the seas, the young man had previously studied at the Maritime College in Tasmania, Australia, worked on the Oleander, and presently worked with the Spirit of Bermuda – a sailing training vessel.

A post on the Spirit of Bermuda’s official Facebook page at approximately 2pm today said “All words, thoughts and prayers go out to the Goodwin family. There are no words right now to express our loss, but there are prayers. We love you, Adam.”

Opposition Leader Kim.Swan, whose daughter had been one of the students on board the Spirit this past week, expressed his condolences to Mr Goodwin’s family, saying his daughter spoke highly of the young mariner.

Ralph Richardson, a Board Member at the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, paid tribute to Mr Goodwin saying “This has been a tragic loss of a wonderful young man and a pioneer in the development of young future captains for the Spirit – a bright light that has been forever dimmed – Condolences to Adam’s family – our prayers go out to you.”

Tributes began to pour in this morning on popular social networking site Facebook, with one of Mr Goodwin’s friends wishing him “a safe sail to Heaven.”

The photo of Mr Goodwin above, courtesy of Capt. Jack Morton of the Spirit of Bermuda, was taken only last week off St. David’s Head, Bermuda.

Mr Goodwin’s tragic death marked the ninth road traffic fatality of 2010:

  1. 20 yr old Geoffrey Burns died on Sept 1 after a bike accident in Paget
  2. 28 yr old Katrina Flood died on June 12 after a bike accident on East Broadway
  3. 27 yr old Omar Sutton died on May 29 after a collision with a truck
  4. 69 yr old Derek Smith died on April 24, weeks after being struck by a motorcycle
  5. 41 yr old Andre Hendrickson died on April 17 after being struck by a car while walking
  6. 26 yr old Carlton Darrell died on April 2nd after a single vehicle accident in Devonshire
  7. 23 yr old Dareiko Simons died on Jan 9 after his bike collided with a car in Sandys
  8. 21 yr old Earl Ingemann died after a Jan 1st car crash, man arrested & charged in connection

Bernews joins with the wider community in extending our sincere condolences to Mr Goodwin’s parents, family, and friends.

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  1. Alan Burland says:

    On behalf of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation and the officers and crew of Spirit of Bermuda we offer our heartfelt condolences to Adam’s family and friends. We will miss him immensely. Adam was a superstar in the making and his “star” deserves to shine as a beacon to other young Bermudians who wish to succeed on the sea. He is a fine example to the youth of Bermuda in how to prepare for a career. Shine on.
    Rest in peace dear friend.