(CMR) There was a bicycle fatality this morning on West Bay Road in the vicinity of Yacht Club.
Just after 7:30 AM 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 vehicle and cyclist were traveling along the Esterly Tibbetts highway in the lane leading into West Bay when they both collided with each other. The cyclist 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 Batabano Drive and motorists are being diverted to West Bay Road.
There is a photo of the victim right after the accident being circulated on WhatsApp and the RCIPS is asking that persons consider the appropriateness of such a photo and the fact that the victim's family members may not have yet been informed of the death.
We understand that Mario Vibestime was driving the gold Mercedes vehicle and posted a different photo on his Instagram page. Some persons have questioned the sensitivity of the post including why it was necessary for him to take to social media to look for sympathy for himself at a time like this.