Teenager Dies After Collision In Smith’s

January 7, 2024

[Updated] The police have confirmed the sad news that a teenager has died following a collision in Smith’s early this morning [Jan 7].

A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 7th, 2024, police and other first responders were dispatched to a reported serious road traffic collision, involving four motorcycles, on Verdmont Road, just south of the junction with Verdmont Valley Drive, Smith’s.

“One bike, ridden by a 17-year-old male with a 15-year-old male pillion passenger in tow, was reportedly traveling north on Verdmont Road toward Middle Road, when it was involved in a collision with the three other bikes which were all traveling in a southerly direction.

“The rider and pillion passenger of the bike traveling north, sustained life-threatening injuries in the collision. The rider was unresponsive and EMTs began performing life-saving efforts as the two were transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment.

“Unfortunately, the rider succumbed to his injuries a short time later. At last check the pillion passenger was reported to be in critical condition.

“The male 19-year-old rider of one of the other bikes sustained non-life threatening injuries to his hand and leg. At last check he was being attended to for his injuries at hospital.

“The other two riders, also males, one 18-years-old, the other 19-years-old, were not reported to be injured.

“An investigation into this, the first fatal road traffic collision of the year, has begun and anyone with information, is asked to contact PC Victor Fishington on 717-0836 or, via e-mail at vfishington@bps.bm. You may also speak with a police officer you know or, call the main police number 295-0011.”

Update 12.29pm: Shadow Transport Minister Susan Jackson said, “:The One Bermuda Alliance extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the 17-year-old who lost his life in this morning’s tragic accident.

“While this should be a time for planning a wonderful year ahead a family has been thrown into devastation. It’s heart wrenching that this terrible accident has happened just days into 2024. We also send best wishes to the remaining teens who were injured in the collision.”

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