The Bermuda Police Service has confirmed the death of 63-year-old Brian Anderson of Arizona who lost his life as a result of a road traffic accident on Monday.
While extending condolences to his family and friends, a police spokesman said the American visitor “was riding a rental cycle with his 11-year-old granddaughter as pillion passenger along South Road in Devonshire around 5pm Monday when a collision occurred with a car being driven in the opposite direction near the junction with Brimstone Hill”.
“CPR was performed on the seriously injured 63-year-old visitor at the scene before he was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance. However, Mr Anderson was later pronounced dead by an on call doctor.
“His 11-year-old granddaughter also received hospital treatment for her injuries but she was later discharged,” he said.
“Mr Anderson’s wife was riding on a separate rental cycle behind her husband and granddaughter at the time and was not involved in the collision.
“A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to support Mr Anderson’s loved one at this difficult time,” he added.
The occupants of the car involved were not injured. Meanwhile, the investigation into the fatal accident, the seventh for 2017, continues. Witnesses who have not already come forward are urged to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788.
This is the second road traffic fatality involving a tourist riding a rental livery cycle on Bermuda’s roads this year. Another 68-year-old American visitor, Edmund Prentis died following a collision on Middle Road in Warwick last month, involving his rental cycle and a car. His death marked the fourth road traffic fatality this year, which was recorded in less than 24 hours after another road traffic fatality.