UPDATED: Cyclist killed in hit and run

Traffic was backed up for miles following Saturday morning's accidents. - Photo: Brent Fuller

Updated with additional information May 1

A cyclist was killed early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle on Hirst Road in Savannah in a hit and run.

The cyclist was named by police Sunday as 34-year-old Anthony David James Moore of Newlands.

Police said the hit and run occurred between Shamrock Road and Butterfly Circle between 3:15 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. on Saturday.

“The bicyclist has succumbed to his injuries,” Detective Chief Inspector Raymond Christian wrote in an email to reporters.

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In an unrelated accident in Savannah Saturday, a man was seriously injured in a collision.

Mr. Christian said the collision occurred on Shamrock Road just before 5 a.m. and involved a government truck and a Honda Accord. The truck was traveling towards Bodden Town, and the Honda vehicle was traveling in the opposite direction when the vehicles collided.

The driver of the Honda was taken to hospital and is in serious condition, police said. The accidents snarled traffic to and from the eastern districts Saturday morning.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact PC Orville Harris on 324-9853 or Sergeant Butler on 325-5958.

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  1. As a keen cyclist myself it is very sad to read this.

    It was 4:30am. Did the cyclist have lights on? Was the driver drunk? So easy to not see someone especially at night time.

    Just this weekend two tourists dressed in black crossed West Bay Road in front of me. With their backs to the oncoming traffic.

    • Condolences to the family of the killed cyclist.

      @Norman Linton. Proactive driving is driving with the aim to anticipate possible hazards and take action to reduce, minimize or avoid danger before it can occur. “Tourists with their backs to the oncoming traffic” is somewhat a normal behaviour that should be expected. WestBay poor lighting is known to residents, so one should proceed with caution.

  2. @ L Bell
    You are right about proactive driving.

    When I have taught family members to drive I have told them to always imagine you are invisible. And then drive accordingly.

    And of course it’s not just tourists who cross roads with their backs to the traffic.