A senior citizen has tragically lost their life as a result of an accident last week, marking the island’s ninth road traffic fatality this year.

Police say the 71-year-old pedestrian, Malston Iris, was hit by a minibus in the City of Hamilton and seriously injured on King Street, near the junction with Front Street, around 6.20pm last Friday.

“Despite receiving treatment from EMTs at the scene and being rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, Mr Iris was pronounced dead two days later,” a spokesman said.

“A BPS family liaison officer is providing support to his loved ones and the roads policing unit is investigating the circumstances of this latest road fatality.”

The police service also extended condolences to the victim’s family and friends.