Police: Man Dies After Hit And Run Collision

June 25, 2021

[Updated] The police have confirmed that a man has died following a collision on Knapton Hill in Smiths today, and also confirmed that it is being “investigated as a fatal hit and run road traffic collision.”

A police spokesperson said, “At 10:00 a.m. today Friday 25th June, police received a 911 call reporting a serious road traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a motorcar, on Knapton Hill near Knapton Estate Road, Smiths.

“Police and other first responders arrived to find the motorcycle rider, a 23-year-old-male unresponsive and being attended to by members of the public.

“EMT’s quickly began performing CPR on the victim who was transported via ambulance to King Edward Hospital where, sadly, he was subsequently pronounced dead.

“The other vehicle involved in the collision, described only as “a black car” left the scene before police arrived.

“This incident is now being investigated as a fatal hit and run road traffic collision and police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle and its driver.

“Anyone with information on this fatal collision, no matter how insignificant you think it to be, is asked to call PC Rawlins on 717-2123. You may also call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011.

“This marks the island’s sixth road fatality for 2021.

“The roadway which closed while the scene was processed by Traffic Investigators and Forensics officers, has now been reopened.”

Update 5.42pm: Opposition Leader Cole Simons said, “No parent should have to bury their child, and no parent should have to bear the added pain of knowing that their child was left in the road to die.

“As the One Bermuda Alliance extends its deepest condolences to the family of the young man who tragically lost his life in a hit and run accident today, we appeal to whomever has information pertaining to this horrible incident to come forth to the Police or call the confidential Crimestoppers number at 800-8477.

“Please do not let this young man’s family suffer any more than they are. Please do the right thing.

“Meanwhile, we implore all road users to take their time on the roads and look out for one another so that we can make the roads safer for everyone.”

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