Police ID Victim: Michael Lancelotta

February 6, 2012

The Bermuda Police have identified the man killed in a road traffic accident last night [Feb.5] as 48 year old Michael Lancelotta of Rhode Island.

A police spokesperson said. “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 48 year old Michael Lancelotta of Rhode Island, U.S.A.

“Mr. Lancelotta succumbed to injuries sustained after the rental cycle he was riding collided with a water truck around 6pm Sunday, February 5th on Wellington Street in St. George’s in the vicinity of Tiger Bay.

“Inquiries into this incident are ongoing and police continue to appeal for any witnesses to this collision to contact PC Walter Jackson at the Roads Policing Unit on 295-0011.The Bermuda Police Service extends condolences to the family & friends of Mr. Lancelotta.”

The death of Mr. Lancelotta marked the first road fatality for 2012.

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  1. Serious though says:

    Most of the water trucks i see are always speeding , slow down !

    • Clinton J.A. Paynter OBA Affiliated says:

      This water truck was not speeding… I know the driver and he never goes over 35kph!

    • Seriously says:

      I have known this water truck driver for 20 years. He does not and has never been speeding. He is a very careful driver. Further more, one of the witnesses of the accident confirmed that both of them were not speeding. The tourist was on the wrong side of the road. It is unfortunate that it happened. My condolences to the family of the deceased. My heart goes out to the driver as well as he will have that image in his mind forever. Please do not judge without hearing the facts first.

      Yes, there are water truck drivers that speed and overtake, but this gentleman clearly did not.

  2. Um just sayin says:

    Not to say that this was the cause however, most water trucks I see are always speeding – I even see them overtaking as though something is chasing them. Slow down Bermuda. No need to rush. If you are late, you are late, you cannot get early even if you are 1 minute late.

    My condolences to Mr. Lancelotta’s family and friends.

  3. mixitup says:

    Very Sad, I wish Mr. Lancelotta’s family comfort.

  4. Justice says:

    Seriously… people are driving so reckless. We all need to SLOW DOWN. I see 4 lane traffic now. Bikes overtaking the bikes that are already overtaking? Crazy. Where is the police presence? Get the speed cameras up!

    My sincere condolences to the family.

    • juan bermudaz says:

      So of course blame police for other people’s recklessness.

  5. Concerned road user says:

    Condolences to the gentleman’s family. I’m not pointing the finger but I do see some trucks speeding, they really need to slow down. A motorbike is going to come off far worse than a truck if they collide!

  6. ari lancelotta says:

    Thank you for your kindness.

    • So sad says:

      Condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

  7. Friend of Michael says:

    Michael was a longtime friend of my family. We are truly sad to hear of his passing. I hadn’t seen Michael for some years and luckily I saw him last in Sept. 2010. I will treasure that memory. I will hold the gift you gave me even closer to my heart. Rest In Peace Michael, Your family and friends will miss you dearly.

  8. Observer says:

    Oh my goodness! I live in the area and heard all the sirens last evening so I knew something serious must have happened. This is just terrible. My condolences to his family.

  9. Restless Native says:

    Very sad. I wish his family and friends comfort and strength during this difficult time.

  10. DJ19 says:

    My thoughts and Prayers go to Mr. Lancelotta’s family. Lets not make this the pattern of hte year to come.

  11. RIP MIKE says:

    Native American Prayer

    I give you this one thought to keep –
    I am with you still – I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awake in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift, uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not think of me as gone –
    I am with you still – in each new dawn.

  12. FancyFull says:

    I completely concur with the second comment on this thread – Clinton Paynter. I too know the driver of this truck and he is one of the rare ones that just never, ever, speeds.

    Along with all other Bermudians, my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Michael Lancelotta. May he rest in peace.

  13. Rard says:

    This is terribly sad. My condolences to the Lancelotta family in this difficult time.

  14. LaDonna says:

    So tragic,
    My sincerest condolences to the family of this young man,you are in my prayers,and thank you for the kind words about my uncle who was the truck driver,i pray for all involved ion this tragic loss,God bless you all