25-Year-Old Man Killed In St George’s Collision

January 19, 2013

[Updated with video] Bermuda has recorded yet another road traffic fatality following the death of a 25-year-old man in a cycle collision in St George’s at 2am this morning [Jan 19].

This marks the second road death in 24 hours, and the third in the past two weeks.

The police and other emergency personnel attended the scene on Mullet Bay Road, where a grey rental scooter could be seen positioned between the wall and a tree on the side of the road.

St Georges fatal accident, Bermuda January 19 2013St Georges fatal bike accident, Bermuda January 19 2013 (2)

Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “First responders attended a serious single vehicle road traffic collision that took place at 2:06 this morning on Mullet Bay Road in St. Georges.

“It appears that a 25 year old St. George’s man was traveling on a livery cycle when he lost control of the cycle,” said Mr Caines. “He was taken to KEMH where he later was pronounced dead. No further information will be given until the next of kin has been notified.”

Video of police statement from the scene:

Less than three weeks into the New Year, the island has already recorded three road traffic fatalities. All three road deaths have occurred in a 13-day time span, which Mr Caines said was “clearly a point of concern.”

This morning’s tragic occurrence was the third road death of 2013, the death of 31-year-old Haile Matthews yesterday was the second, and the death of 51-year-old Andrew Peniston on Jan. 6 was the first.

Update 9.50am: A tweet from Deputy Premier Michael Dunkley said: “I start the weekend with a heavy heart learning of another road fatality. Pray for the families. Action will be taken to calm our roads.”

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  1. dmr says:

    Oh how sad!!!

  2. kwadz says:

    wow two in 24 hrs my heart goes out to both families. RIP

  3. tt says:

    Hi OBA, Road Safety Council, to whom ever it may concern:

    My suggestion is to have a heavier police presence at times when there is little traffic. This will discourage drivers from taking advantage of the empty roads and travelling at higher speeds as a result. I dont know the exact situation but in most it is speed and lack of control.

    Second suggestion is ( and I am not particularly referring to this incident as details are unavailable) have a police presence at events and do checks making sure (or trying to make sure) that no one is leaving the event or bar under the influence.

    Yeah it is more work but lives are being lost way too quickly. ..

    • Me says:

      You are in control of you. No one, can stop an individual from (in this case,if it is the case) riding under the influence. Maybe we as human beings need to learn, educate ourselves and understand the importance of making choices. We are grown ppl no one needs to be on our case every time we leave a bar or a club.

      • Anon says:

        @Me: I’m speaking in general here as I don’t want to be insensitive, but I was going to say the exact same thing. The police can’t be everywhere every second of every day. People need to learn to be more responsible for themselves.

        When you think about it, it’s a miracle there aren’t more road deaths with the way some of these guys ride. We’ve all seen it-guys nipping in after overtaking just in time, narrowly averting being hit by oncoming traffic. In the couple of days I’ve seen it twice-with guys nipping in just in time and in both instances narrowly avoiding hitting a BUS head-on…BOTH times! It’s like these guys have a death wish or something…nobody can be in that much of a hurry.

        They always say that testosterone is the most dangerous substance out there, and I’m beginning to think it’s true. Most road deaths involve males and they aren’t even always drinking-it’s just reckless behaviour and taking risks that females wouldn’t take. I don’t know what the answer is…I just don’t get it…

        Condolences to the family.

        • smh says:

          Fyi he had a rental and was NOT one to speed or ride crazy

    • gmsgms says:

      I don’t mean to sound uncaring and I appreciate your ideas, but ultimately it is up to every individual to decide how they wish to conduct themselves. No manner of prevention or new legislation will stop someone who will not pay them heed. If individuals want to drive recklessly or in an intoxicated state (not assuming that was the case in this instance, though it is in many of these cases) there is little we can do other than clean up the mess that invariably ensues.

      I still find it shocking and sad that, after all the years of DUI education and efforts at prevention, we still have so many folks who think nothing of taking control of a motor vehicle when they are not in a state to legally do so. What is wrong with people here?

      Motorists need to drive with more care and attention at all times. This will be the only way that we can effectively lower our accident and fatality rates here in Bda.

      • Mayan says:

        @gmsgms: Regarding DUI…I think that if one is going out and knows they are going to be drinking, they shouldn’t take their own vehicle, stick with friends and secure safe passage back home ahead of time. It seems that once you start drinking, judgement is one of the first things to go. Once you are ‘hot’, your rational side isn’t in control and so you think you’re fine to drive/ride. To avoid that, one should make arrangements beforehand when they’re still in a rational frame of mind.

        Speaking of that, wasn’t there discussion about holding these establishments (somewhat)responsible as well? I know it’s hard to do, but these places get these people liquored up and then send them off on their way knowing this full well. If someone wants to kill themselves, fine, but what if they go and kill an innocent person in that intoxicated state? Isn’t the bar/club responsible as well if they allowed the person to leave drunk? Shouldn’t they at least be obliged to call the person a cab???

        I just don’t get some of the laws in our modern society. My husband has terrible, chronic pain and the pharmacists want to hassle him over his narcotic meds if they think he’s taking too many of them. Meanwhile, they’re selling cigarettes (at a pharmacy-a place that’s supposed to promote health!) knowing full well that cigarettes kill…not only the individual who smokes but possibly those who are inhaling his second-hand smoke! We look at certain things with a microscope and then let certain things slide. No-no, can’t have marijuana but go and drink your liver out and kill yourself and everyone in your path-that’s o.k.! What a stupid world we live in, seriously!

    • J says:

      RIP to the deceased… my condolences to the family. :(

      Do you really think police have the resources (funding, manpower) to allocate to low priority areas, i.e., in times and locations of little traffic? That is impractical. The police can’t be everywhere at the same time.

      Besides that, I hope that the police are treating every case, especially this one, as suspicious until proven otherwise as there have been too many single vehicle accidents where the motorist has died. As for this incident, this is one of the widest road locations in Bermy. The question has to be asked, are these people being run off the road by other vehicles??

    • BermudaGirl says:

      Oh, knock it off. Don’t put everything on the police. Just how many police do you want on each corner? Families are grieving right now. My heart goes out to everyone who has been touched by these tragedies. Please, everyone pull together at this time for these families.

  4. cathy says:

    It really makes me laugh how the Goverment just follows everything they do in the U.S. – seat belt, cell phone laws etc when its NONE of those things that cause deaths in BERMUDA!!!! A majority of our deaths are single vehicle accidents involving cycles…go figure!

    • So Sad says:

      @ Cathy- You are so correct!!! As one that has lost three cousins in road traffic accidents (all of them under 25) I hate when I hear of road fatalities. My heart goes out to the family having to deal with this terrible loss. On another note (not saying this was a factor in this accident) I was under the impression that by law bartenders weren’t allowed to serve liquor to someone that was already drunk. Recently I observed a bartender at a popular front street bar serve drinks to some guys that clearly had one too many. I don’t know what happened after I left, but I hope they made it home safely. The last time I observed this I reported it, but after the sarcastic police officer asked me “How did I know they were already drunk” (and spoke to me in a totally condescending manner) I decided to mind my own business next time. Just food for thought (and a bit off topic) but I hope the authorities can be more receptive to citizens reporting such matters as it may save lives.

      • Mayan says:

        @So Sad: I just posted the same thing about bars…they said they would be cracking down on this kind of stuff, but it’s clearly still going on! As for the police officer, I’ve had the same kind of experience with reporting something and I said ‘never again’ as well. It seems like they’re just too lazy to put that doughnut down and so some actual work…then they wonder why people don;t come forward when they make appeals? The Bermuda Police ‘Service’ is a joke.

        As long as alcohol sales put HUGE amounts of profits in Gov’t coffers, they won;t touch this industry. They’re too busy looking at marijuana as the bad guy because they aren’t getting a slice of that pie. When was the last time someone got killed ‘driving under the influence of marijuana’? Now ask that question about alcohol!!!

        For the record, before anyone says anything-I do not smoke weed and have never smoked it in my life! However, I see positive health benefits in it and there is a huge cover-up by governments /pharmaceutical industry concerning that. Also, most people smoke weed at home and then chill out…they don’t get on the roads and kill themselves or anyone else-the worst they’ll do is eat their brains out! We see it all the time with alcohol yet alcohol will NEVER be banned because it brings in too much revenue for governments and those in high society (who pay the majority of taxes) would have a cow!!!

        • Mayan says:

          Sorry about using semi-colons instead of apostrophes…I do know the difference-it was just a typo!!!

    • Free says:

      The Government doesn’t care that those laws have nothing to do with road deaths in Bermuda. They created them to make money. That’s it. Money, money, money.

  5. Bermuda Son says:

    Morning Bermuda,
    Condolences to The Family & Friends Of The Victim!!!!
    May The Grace & Peace Of God Our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord & Savior be With You All!!!!!
    Have a Blessed, & Safe Weekend Bermuda!!!

  6. Such a Good Friend says:

    As someone who knew the deceased very well, let me share my condolences
    to his mother and sister.

    He was a old soul.

    Always happy and full of smiles.

    Never passed him without a warm hello.

    Why do the good die young ?

    God please be with his mother at this HORRID time.

    Im sure all the knew him can agree it was a pleasure to be in his company

    xoxo babes
    Will never forget you

  7. Leo says:

    Dark visors are a huge problem in more ways than one…..wonder if he was wearing one.

  8. mamasboyz says:

    Another road fatality!!! Are you freakin kidding me!! Come on Bermuda, come on!!! This woke me right up!!

    Sighing, my heart is so heavy!!! LORD, please take a hold of these families and provide them with some comfort and understanding as to why their sons. Wrap your arms around them and hold them tight cuz they are going to need your stregth to get through the tough road ahead!!

    BERMUDA, BERMUDA, please, please take your time and use caution at all times, yes you are in a hurry to get to your destination but you will get there, maybe late, but you will get there ALIVE & SAFE!!

  9. Will says:

    once again going to fast may have killed someone, this is why we need to enforce our speed limit of 35k and limit all future imported vehicles to do so

    • Dee (Original) says:

      @ Will please do us all a big favor and shut the hell up!!!! Your posts make me want to vomit. You weren’t there, so why are you stating he was going too fast? You don’t know what happened!!! And even if he was speeding, have some tact, sympathy and respect in your response. When my relative was killed, morons like you made comments about speeding and it turned out a medical crisis caused his accident. Yes, speed is the cause many times but in other instances there are other factors. Stop making statements until we have all the facts!!!

      • I agree with you 100% deal with the facts cause I know just what the families are going through & everytime I hear someone died on bermuda roads my heart aches. yes Ive been there & its something I have to live with for the rest of my life. again my heart goes out to both families. RIP living without my son has tore my heart out thats why I dont tow people on my bike. have a blessed day all.

    • 2013 says:

      @Will ….. Do you have a heart ?

      Come on now !

      Think before you post !

      Shame on you !!!!

    • Tyrone says:

      Will do you feel okay? Enforce the 35kmh speed limit? Oh yes that would go over like a lead balloon…..

      • amazed says:

        Enforce the speed limt with what? Radar/speed traps, police presence at certain times? Be real,as great and realistic as these methods are. As long as you have cellphones warning people of their locations,they will remain inefective. Think about it, the next time you send that warning text or bb.

  10. PureNiceNess says:

    Horrible news … strange but single vehicle deaths occur usually from fatigue speeding or drunkesness. Yeah speed traps should be out to look out for someone in need of help …

  11. Theresa Simpson says:

    Our hearts go out to all the families of both victims….We are lost for words….

  12. I posted on Facebook(last night) before going to bed, that I want to wake up in the morning not hearing anything in regards to RTA/gun fire/ or robberies. When I awoke this morning, Facebook notifies me reading, ‘sorry my friend but a 25 year old was killed on a bike last night’!!! This morning my heart is sad n my spirit broken to know we have had back to back RTF on the 24hr clock. No one can tell what happened in none of these 3 road fatalities; but! we have them NO MORE.
    This is a serious n very heartbreaking scenario n FAMILIES are distraught as death has crossed into their pathway without warning or notice; but did arrive unannounced. This day,my brothers n sisters n to the families; we never know what the next second brings our way n we do not know why things wind up the way they do….BUT to the WHOLE of Bermuda….the insurance companies can always replace a wrecked/ wrote off motorcycle/bicycle but GOD forbid, there is NO WAY but NO WAY they can replace the life that was lost.
    Bermuda we must be more vigilant; more responsible n know when to say no. Lots of folk say ‘don’t follow rumors’ n that’s really true BUT one must weigh the pros n cons of some friends that are kept……they are worst then rumor. May GOD ALMIGHTY reign supreme over three 3 families whom have experience this sad n heartbreaking time of loss.
    Earth has nothing, that GOD cannot HEAL. Remain strong in the LORD n in the power of His might……..My deepest n much heartfelt sympathies as the families are lifted up in prayer. GOD BLESS each n every one of u effected at this sad time. …….R. I. P. 3 young man. Gone to soon!

  13. so sad says:

    This is so sad
    People slow down
    And stop drinking and riding its not safe

    RIP to all the man

  14. Myzterri says:

    Condolences to the friends & families of all 3 victims. I wish you peace during your time of bereavement. Find comfort in knowing that they have been called home to God and that their time here on earth with you is complete. The Lord is ready to receive them into his Kingdom, which is a far better place then the world we are experiencing today. We may never know the reason for God’s timing when he calls our loved ones to him, but he has a reason for all he does. Keep the Faith.

  15. LA says:

    Firstly, My condolences to the family and friends

    **Dont assume that this man was speeding he was on a livery cycle consider that just maybe he was tired. Fatigue is also another reason single vehicle accidents happen.

    • Black Un-employed Bermudian says:

      I agree, we assume things we don’t even know! I mean he was on a rental on a straight wide road with no hills. How fast can a rental cycle go without going down hill!!

    • Free says:

      Do you all notice that all these accidents happen after a certain time? Tired? Maybe. Intoxicated? Highly likely.

  16. Pat says:

    Good Morning Bermuda. Another family has been gripped by grief this morning due to a fatal accident. My condolences go out to both families.

    We need to think about the problems we have here. Bermuda roads are the same size that they have always been with the exception of a few places that have been widend to accommodate the much larger vehicles and more powerful vehicles that we bring to the island. Drivers are struggling to maintain control on thes narrow streets at high speeds in thes larger more powerful vehicles. Look at the SUV that ended up on the hill just a few feet down the road from where this young man lost his life.

    All the police presence on the roads has not been a deterent. Once they pass the police trap, they go back to there high speeds. Bikes have created a third and fourth lane on our roads. Some ride on the outside lane and others on the inside lane.

    Lastly, it is amazing that in this economy, people can’t afford to buy food to nourish themselves but the increase in alcohol sales is astonishing. I don’t know and would hope that alcohol did not play a role in either of these two young men’s deaths but we need to stop and think about the amount of alcohol that is consumed on this island. Are we trying to numb our brains or drown our sorrows? Either way, we are setting a serious precedence. Most people have transportation to get them to work, school, clubs, bars etc. as adults we are aware that drinking and driving do mix but we do anyway.

    We need to take a look at the mixture of small narrow roads, high powered bikes, larger cars, and the increase in alcohol consumption and see how we can help stem the tide of road accidents and fatalities. FYI! The land mass will not get any larger. We are cutting back as much private and public land as we can’t to accommodate. We will soon run out of width.

  17. scary says:

    As a person who has had a family member die on Bermuda roads, I would like to urge people that post to just take a deep breath, and give a second thought to what you are about to post. Unless you witnessed the accident, and first hand can attest to the person either being drunk, or speeding, please refrain from saying such things. When the reasons why are public knowledge, then if you wish to make make your comments regarding speed and alcohol or whatever, then you are somewhat justified. But I will tell you, it causes even more heartache in the hearts of the family to hear such things. Not just these days after their loved one’s accident, but after all of the accident deaths that follow. Every time I read these posts, or hear the people say their opinions in person, it takes me back to THAT accident, and those days, and it hurts me to think that people said those things about my family member. I do not think that is too much to ask.

    To the family of this young man, you have my heart felt condolences. I share your pain. The journey ahead is not an easy one. Find comfort in each other and the memories you will forever cherish!! R.I.P

    • Like duh says:

      So well said.

    • Mayan says:

      @Scary: I have had several (yes, several) relatives die in RTA’s and I understand your point to a degree. However, we need to ‘get real’ here. Too often things are simply not said in this country because we want to be polite, or not to offend or to be nice or whatever. In most of these instances, people are speaking in general and not specifically about this particular accident….

      We NEED to have this discussion and it can’t wait! Look at what’s happened here-two road deaths in 24 hours?! It shows that we can’t wait to have this discussion until ‘the time is right’…time is of the essence! You never know, the words here could make someone think twice about their actions and save someone’s life! We need to shoot straight here and make these guys wake up and pay attention! Nobody is speaking badly of this young man because we don’t know what happened here. However, again, someone may read a post and think twice about what they do before they go out drinking tonight. We can’t wait to have this conversation, and families of the deceased won’t want to see this happen to anyone else-as long as it’s put out there in a mature way, no-one should take offence to most of the comments here…

  18. Hurts When I Laugh says:

    My condolences to this wonderful young man.

  19. OnTheRocks says:

    For these folks to die after colliding with something they had to have been traveling at some speed or we lack a descent Trama Centre. . My sympathy goes out to the family.

    • Bermydrew says:

      Sometimes it is not how hard u hit something, but yet what part of the body got hit.

    • ganja mon says:

      BEFORE YOU WRITE STUPID SH%^, LEARN TO SPELL…Im sure you meant decent!

  20. CS says:

    these bumpy ass roads with holes in them may be causing these accidents too , ijs.

    • Webster says:

      CS,check out Lighthouse road !!!!an accident waiting to happen with the tourist…the road is full of pot holes ! the new minister without portfolio in this area needs to to do something about this road.

  21. spoons says:

    My heartfelt condolences to this young man’s family. May he rest in peace with the Lord.

  22. Eyes wide open. says:

    Another life lost! It’s immaterial whether any foreign agent was involved. What is real is that a 26yr old lost his life and a mother, father and sister, grandmother, aunt, family and friends are left to grieve and pick up the pieces.

    The family WILL no doubt read these posts, offer sincere condolences and if you feel you may say something untoward I urge you not to post a thing.

    My sincere condolences are extended to the family, friends and coworkers. May you forever remember that captivating smile.

    God Bless You ALL

  23. justcool says:

    very sad, and I agree with CS our roads are Dreadful & HAZARDOUS. Although I do believe that stretch was just resurfaced.

  24. It may sound dumb to some but those that know how to pray,we need to be praying against the spirit of untimely death that seems to be on our Island at present,our condolences to the family and friends at this time of your loss.

    • Mayan says:

      @Duane: Duane, I know your heart is in the right place but there’s a scripture that says: ‘prayer without works is dead.’ Do you know what that means??? You can pray until kingdom come but unless you actually DO SOMETHING, nothing will happen! It’s also like the saying (which actually isn’t even in the Bible but very relevant) “G-d helps those that help themselves.’ WE have to do something…and that something is more than praying-we have to help ourselves!

      I’m not trying to be rude but Christians are always saying pray, pray, pray. Pray for help for families without food, for example. What-is the sky going to open up and food drop out of it? How about the church members coming together and collect food for people…that’s how it works!

      So how about the churches getting together and looking at ways to solve this problem?! For starters, stop worrying about coalitions to stop gaming or block rights for homosexuals and start a coalition and petition the government to impose limits in bars or hold bars/clubs more responsible…something like that! Stop praying and start DOING!!!

      • someone has just lost their life and this is not the time or place yo debate moral standards of living or right and wrong.being sympathetic to another persons pain is more important then taking cheap shots at others.

        May your comments at this time be more supportive to those that grieve because no ammount of debate can replace their love one and so to the family,again I say my condolences and yes prayer does work and very effective.

        • Mayan says:

          Duane, please get off your high horse FOR ONCE! Whenever someone disagrees with you, you spout off these kinds of replies and try to act like you hold yourself to a higher standard than everyone else. Your first six lines were right on target. Your solutions to all of Bermuda’s problems is ‘let’s pray’…it’s getting old. You’re like the joke of the guy who was lost at sea and prayed for help from G-d and every time a boat came by and offered a rescue, the guy waved them on saying ‘No thanks, I’m waiting for G-d to rescue me.”

          I really wish you’d open your mind and accept the message instead of getting defensive. Praying is not enough…we have to take action-get it???

  25. Triangle Drifter says:

    3 in less than 3 weeks. Wow! We must have one of the highest death rates per capita in the world. I know, lots of traffic, not many miles of road, never mind standard of driving, but there must be some sort of leveling formula.

    Yes, there is the occasional medical reason for a crash but most are speeding/dangerous driving & drugs/alcohol related. The police cannot be everywhere at all times & can only deal with it after the fact.

    At some point we have to be responsible for ourselves.

  26. A good friend says:

    R.I.P to my good friend. He was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever known in my life and he will truely be missed.I have lost 3 people this month due to the acvcidents. I will miss seeing you at work and my heart is hurting only the good die young.

  27. ganja mon says:

    First of all RIP, he was a real cool guy, always in good spirits and speaking to mee everytime I saw him. He was a real cool guy!

    Why do a$%holes always assume people were drinking or speeding when its an accident.

    Did you a^%$ole know that driving while TIRED is more dangerous then driving drunk? Why dont some of you stfu, especially if you dont know the person. Some of you sit up behind you keyboard seeking attention.


    • TakeItEasy says:

      No one is implying the victim is at fault. You seem very offended by the comments that are being written. Maybe because of your close relationship with him. But you must remember people have the right to express their thoughts and concerns regardless if you agree with them or not. And you cannot deny the fact that many bike riders do travel to fast on or roads.

    • OnTheRocks says:

      @ganja mon: Its Me not mee. It is not necessary to mention ‘he was a real cool guy’ in the same paragraph.

      • CKBda says:

        You comment is a bit more effective if you don’t, once again, misuse grammar or misspell something yourself. It is “it’s”, not “its”.

        How about EVERYONE takes a chill pill and rather then bringing each other down, instead focus on the main topic of the article: Bermuda losing another young adult way too early in life.

  28. Lisa says:

    It is not just men, I have observed women riding recklessly? Just this week a young girl overtook my vehicle when a tractor trailor was coming from the opposite direction. If the driver didn’t apply their breaks she would have been hit.

    Road users need to travel more responsibly, no amount of police presence will stop these type of results, sorry to say.

    My condolences goes out to the family.

    • .am says:

      This actually crossed my mind earlier – in the last say ..5 years.. how many female road fatalities have there been?

    • Free says:

      Yeah and as someone else mentioned how many females road fatalities have we had in last 5 years? It is a majority men who drive and ride recklessly because most of them believe they are the best driver in the world.

  29. tsol says:

    People assume that most road deaths are from speeding because unless you never leave your house the amount of people speeding around and driving dangerously on bikes is ridiculious. Also that stretch of road is dead straight (no pun intended).

  30. mixitup says:

    Condolences to the family, friends and — staff. Such a nice guy too. How sad : (

  31. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Another person will lose their life in front of the Waterlot in Southampton. It is like the rocky road to Dublin after that wall was erected. I wonder if W&E will pave the road or leave it as is. WATCHING!

  32. Unjrust Realities says:

    DAMN PEOPLE!!!!! Two mothers, two fathers, four families are mourning in less than 24 friggin hours . . . can you ALL just express your condolences and wait for another time to discuss your ideas and thoughts of why and who is to blame!!!! REALLY?????

    And we call ourselves a “nice and warm” people??????? Unbelievable!!!!

    R.I.P Family!!!!!

  33. fidel says:

    its a no brainer that people post STUPID stuff only for a response !!!! do NOT reply to them . theyll get tired of posting !!!!

  34. OnTheRocks says:

    @ganja mon: Its always stupid what your little mind can’t comprehend. I’m sure SH%^, is not the correct spelling either.

    • Dee (Original) says:

      OnThe Rocks-You are one pathetic little a$$!!! What difference does that make? A young man died and a family is in mourning. Take your petty sh!t somewhere else. Your comments are beyond ridiculous now!!!

    • East Ender says:

      Idiot !! Do you NOT realize Bernews blocked my spelling of the word properlly..smfh

  35. Grace Bell says:

    Cycle riders have also come to grief falling asleep and some have perished. Years ago a chef who had worked double shifts veered right into my right bumper on the Causeway… one minute I saw him coming toward me and the next he was flying over the car to land in the road way behind me… and it was 11.00 a.m. in the morning. Luckily he survived, but a policeman told me had he stuck the wall he might have died as this was before safety helmet were mandatory. My condolences to the family of these two recent tragedies!

  36. enough says:

    One very silly way of riding (style!!) is having the left hand somewhere else other than on the handlebar. This seems to be showing off, but this seems to be odd as those doing this are mostly adults and not six year olds. This makes the rider much less stable especially on bumpy roads or when sustaining a puncture. This might be a factor in some collisions, and is avoidable.

  37. Firstly – Condolences to all the men who have died in RTAs.

    I use to work at a night club as as security officer and very often the bartenders would ask us to escort people out of the club that had too much to drink. Most of them were not cooperative and put up a fight that they wern’t drunk. Others would sit off on the steps and sleep and/or wait for a ride for someone to pick them up. One of us would seek who they came with and let them know so that they could take them home. Other times we would call a taxi to take them home. If it was a Friday the person came back on the Saturday to say thank you and apologize for getting drunk and looking out for them and collect their keys. I remember once a guy gave me his phone and said look for MOM COME GET ME. The mom came once I called her. She explained that when she saw that name on her phone she knew it was her son and he needed a ride home. (He was about 28). #teamgravity

    • windwater says:

      I’d rather have someone call my mama to come pick me up before needing someone call an ambulance because I’m dying.

  38. sminks says:

    To one mother who has lost your son. To you my heart goes to you! To every body else. Please think of the family when you write this stuff!

  39. W says:

    I’ve always found Mullet Bay Rd tricky and I have gone down on the corner b4. Sometimes it’s the road.

    God bless you friends & family of this young man, may you feel him instead of hold him.

    If I was the mother of a young male inBermuda it would break me every time he walked out the door. I feel for you all.

  40. Hmmm says:

    They should publish the blood alcohol level of everyone who dies in a road crash who is found to be under the influence.

  41. COB says:

    Condolences to this Family:

    What can I say In the Name Of Jesus: This one is close to home,I know this family,the Mother is a very close friend of my Daughter,who received the most devasting news at 5:00am in the morning,we have not been the same since. My entire family are hurting for this family.

    To All the Bartenders in Bermuda,from this day forward when a Customer does not want to Give You His or Her Keys, Please I am down on my knees Praying that you all will either call the POLICE or a GROUP of the Sober ones SIT ON, HOLD onto to the HE OR SHE who has had to much to Drink.
    In the Name Of Jesus please, please,please, I just cannot take this anymore,because I have already lost a young man who was near and dear to me like this young man, also I have members of my family in this age bracket ( NO I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY DO WHEN THEY ARE OUT WITH FRIENDS)eveytime I hear of a death,I am checking the Sex, Age, and Name.
    I cannot say anymore my Heart is so Heavy Today:

    To The Mother We are Here For You: With Much Love on this Day and Forever: Be Strong and Be Blessed from our Houses To Yours.