Barkers Hill crash victim named

  • Death scene: the accident at Barkers Hill, Devonshire (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Death scene: the accident at Barkers Hill, Devonshire (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

The 49-year-old man who was killed in a crash at Barkers Hill roundabout in Devonshire yesterday has been named.

Marco Bowen was the tenth person to die on Bermuda’s roads this year.

A police spokesman said the driver of a second vehicle has been arrested. Mr Bowen was riding a motorcycle which was involved in a collision with a water truck. It happened as both vehicles tried to negotiate the roundabout at the junction of Barkers Hill and North Shore Road in Devonshire at about 5:30pm.

Emergency crews from the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service tried to save Mr Bowen’s life at the scene before he was rushed to hospital by ambulance. However, he was later pronounced dead.

The spokesman added: “The driver of the water truck, a 32-year-old man believed to be from Paget, has been arrested on suspicion of impaired driving.”

He continued: “The investigation regarding this fatal collision — the tenth of the year — continues and any witnesses that have not already come forward are encouraged to contact Constable Roger Fox of the Roads Policing Unit on 717-2004 or via his e-mail at the earliest opportunity.”

Dennis Lister, the chairman of the Road Safety Council and an MP, said: “I, along with the Road Safety Council, would like to extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the individual involved in the road collision yesterday.

“Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.”

The roundabout is a frequent accident spot. There have been two other fatal collisions in the area in the past ten years.

In 2011, Dion Richardson died after an early morning crash at the same roundabout.

Kelvin Lamar Quarles died from head injuries after falling from his motorcycle in the same area in 2008.

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Published Oct 9, 2018 at 12:01 am (Updated Oct 9, 2018 at 5:09 pm)

Barkers Hill crash victim named

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