Kim Swan *File photo
Kim Swan *File photo

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21: St George’s MP Kim Swan has called for lower speed limits to be considered at an accident hot spot.

The call comes after motorcyclist Aaron Smith was killed on Tuesday when he collided with a car outside Terceira’s Gas Station on North Shore Road, Devonshire.

Mr Swan urged the Road Safety Council to consider implementing extra road safety measures to tackle the growing number of serious road traffic accidents at the location.

Mr Swan and his wife Cindy were seriously injured at almost exactly the same spot when drink-driver Jonathan Guishard crashed into them in July 2010.

And St George’s Cup Match star, Travis Smith, also died in a road accident close to the scene in July 2006.

The UBP leader told the Bermuda Sun: “Charlie Swan and I are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Mr Smith the island’s most recent fatality as a result of a road accident.

“Personally, my wife Cindy and I are also sad to hear that news as it occurred in the same area where we had our near death experience and also next to the spot that claimed the life of St. George’s Cup Match star Travis Smith.  We will urge the Road Safety Council to evaluate this stretch of road — as a frequent serious accident spot - to determine if any additional warning signals or apparatus is required to lower speeds and heighten awareness to reduce the chance of an accident at this location.

“We send our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”