Arnold Astwood Dies Following Collision

February 21, 2023

[Updated] The police have confirmed the death of 50-year-old Arnold Astwood following a collision in Southampton, and said that a “51-year-old-male has been arrested.”

A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:45pm on Monday 20th February, Police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious collision on South Road, just west of Horseshoe Road Southampton.

“Initial information suggests that a 50-year-old male on a motorcycle was traveling west along South Road when he was involved in a single vehicle collision. Whilst he was being attended to by several members of the public, a man driving a truck, also headed west, struck the injured male.

“The injured male was transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital, where unfortunately he succumbed to his injuries. This marks the third road fatality of 2023.

“No further information will be released until the next of kin has been notified.

“Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact 211.”

Update 4.40pm: A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the identity of the victim in that fatal road traffic collision which occurred round 9:45pm on Monday, 20th February, 2023, on South Road, just west of Horseshoe Road, Southampton, as 50-year-old Arnold Astwood.

“Mr. Astwood was riding a traveling west along South Road, when he was involved in a single vehicle collision. While being attended to by members of the public, Mr. Astwood was struck by a truck which was also headed west and left the scene. He was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries.

“A 51-year-old-male has been arrested and is assisting police with their inquiries into this matter.

“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Constable Jason Ming, on 717-0862 or, via e-mail, The Bermuda Police Service extends sincere condolences to Mr. Astwood’s family and loved ones.”

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