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UPDATE: Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on Esterly Tibbetts Highway, 11 September

12th September, 2018 Breaking Traffic

UPDATE:

12 September - Police can now confirm that the victim in yesterday’s vehicle collision was Geoffrey Cornwall, age 56, a resident on island who was originally from Australia.


The RCIPS extends its condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.

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The roadway described below is still closed at this time until further notice. It is anticipated that it will  be open around noon today. 

Police are aware that there is a photograph being sent via WhatsApp of the victim. We are asking that persons refrain from circulating and posting this photograph on social media sites as the victim is idenitfiable in it. Sharing such photographs online or via phone applications is insensitive towards the grieving parties and we implore the public not to engage in this behaviour. 

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Just after 7:30AM this morning, police and other emergency personnel were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to the Esterly Tibbetts High way, in the area between Yacht Drive and West Bay Road.

 

A cyclist and a vehicle collided while in the lane leading into West Bay. The man riding the bicycle succumbed to injuries sustained during the collision and died. The motorist did not report any injuries.

 

The Esterly Tibbetts Road Way heading into West Bay is closed between Yacht Drive and Willie Farrington Drive and motorist are being diverted to West Bay Road.  

 

Further details on this incident will be provided at a later time.

 

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