Sincere condolences being extended tonight to the family and friends of former Progressive Labour Party MP Glenn Blakeney and his wife Gwen with the loss of their son Jahmel, who tragically died last night.
Jahmel Blakeney, 40, succumbed to servere head injuries sustained in a fatal road traffic accident last night.
In a statement released this evening, One Bermuda Alliance MP, Susan Jackson, the Shadow Minister of Transport, said: “Collectively, our hearts ache for former MP Glenn Blakeney, his wife Gwen and their family with the loss of their son Jahmel, who sadly lost his life last night in a road accident.
“We pray they receive all the support they need as they navigate this very difficult time.
“A heartfelt appeal goes to all road users to be extra careful as we approach the height of summer activities. Please use care and caution on our roads and ensure that you arrive safely,” said Ms Jackson.
Mr Blakeney’s death marks the seventh road traffic fatality on Bermuda’s roads this year.
The fatal collision involved a taxi and two motorcyclists, one of whom was Mr. Blakeney, and occurred shortly after 11pm Wednesday, July 20th, at the junction of Middle Road and Lines Estate Road in Devonshire.
“The second motorcyclist, understood to be a 27-year-old Pembroke man, apparently sustained a non-life threatening arm injury,” a police spokesman said.
“At last check he was receiving hospital treatment.
“The taxi driver involved, said to be a 75-year-old Devonshire man, was not hurt. He was transporting a visiting American couple at the time. The visiting American woman apparently received a cut to her arm, while the visiting American man was apparently unhurt.
“A Family Liaison Officer continues to provide support to Mr. Blakeney’s loved ones and the Roads Policing Unit is investigating the circumstances of this latest deadly crash,” he added.
Witnesses who have not already come forward, or members of the public with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr Blakeney in the hours prior to his death, are encouraged to call 247-1788 or 211 as soon as possible.