5th Road Fatality Of Year: 29-Year-Old Man Killed

February 2, 2013 | 108 Comments

[Updated with video] The island has suffered yet another road traffic fatality following the death of a 29-year-old Pembroke man in a motorcycle collision on Frog Lane early this morning [Feb 2]. This marks this fifth road death in the past thirty days.

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Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said the man collided with barricades along Frog Lane in Devonshire at around 6am. Noting we have had five road deaths in five weeks, Mr Caines could not speak specifically on this incident, however appealed to the public in general to slow down on our roads and obey all the road laws.

Video of Police statement from Mr Caines:

This marks the fifth road traffic fatality of the year. The death of Andrew Peniston on Jan. 6 was the first, the death of Haile Matthews on Jan. 18 was the second, the the death of Torrie Baker on Jan. 19 was the third, and the death of Jason Darrell following a motorcycle collision on Jan. 26 marked the fourth.

Update 7.55am: As of this time traffic investigators remain on the scene and the road remains blocked off. Fire Chief Vincent Hollinsid has arrived on scene.

Bike Accident Fatality Frog Lane Bermuda February 2 2013 (4)

Update 9.08am: Audio above switched to video, and the full police statement is below

Around 6am on Saturday, February 2nd police and first responders attended a reported serious road traffic collision on Frog Lane in Devonshire.

It appears that a 29 year old Devonshire man was riding a motorcycle along Frog Lane and collided into barricades in the area. The Devonshire man was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.

Traffic was diverted away from the area while collision investigators examined the scene. No further information regarding the deceased will be given at this time until the next of kin has been notified. Inquiries into this fatal collision are ongoing.

Update 9.33am: Frog Lane is back open to traffic

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  1. Cedar Beams (Original) says:

    Slow down everyone. :(

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    • Tooth Fairy says:

      People please, leave the speculation out of this forum for now. A family and friends are grieving. This is a time for messages and posts of support and condelences to the family friends and BFS. They lost one of their own this morning.

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      • RawOnion says:

        Sorry tooth fairy, public forum. We have to expect comments both sensible and upsetting. I (if i were a family member or friend) wouldn't look here for condolences of sympathy although they are appreciated when they are seen but I would expect other comments that may not sit well with myself or others.

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    • DerekSmith says:

      When are they going to make these companys put up some sort of warning LIGHTS.

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      • T Boss says:

        I do agree i came there 3 am this morning dropping some people off in a taxi and i myself if i wasnt paying close attention could have ridden my taxi off too- Tell me how in the world u can have the road blocked off from excavation taking place and have up no warning lights- Someone should pay the penalty for that.

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        • Webster says:

          T Boss, this situation was in place under the P.L.P.and there is more to come.

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        • JustToBad says:

          Why should someone have to pay the penalty? It's not the first time Machines have been left on our streets look where the bike is and if he was traveling south he has his whole side to himself. Come on!!

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    • Curious says:

      Judging by where the bike is, he was travelling North to South along Frog Lane. Since only the right hand side (stadium side) of the street is closed to traffic, why was he on the wrong side of the street?
      The police had a stop on Frog Lane from 7pm onwards and were actively stopping traffic during this time.
      I dont understand how the two are even mildly related. There seem to be a lot of people blaming either the police or the young man. Since there are no facts as of yet, is it too hard to accept this as a true accident and give condolences and respects to the family and friends of this young man?

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  2. Theresa Simpson says:

    Prayers to the entire family, Our sincer condolences...

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  3. Who wrote the report? says:

    RIP. 2013 is not off to a good start at all:(

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  4. Will says:

    saying slow down and praying for these people isnt going to help..we need drastic action and NOW!
    -whether thats only selling one alcoholic beverage to each person then so be it...that is unless you can prove without a shadow of a doubt that you aren't riding
    -speed bumping the roads every 20 feet(dont want to see it, but if it saves lives then so be it
    -limiting all motor vehicles to do the speed limit and no more (except emergency response vehicles)
    -police breathalysers at the exit to each and every club..plus a search of keys if found intoxicated
    -have buses available until 3am except sundays...if they dont want to then fire their asses as i'm sure more people are in need of a job!
    -more free taxis must be available and not just at the one spot for that certain time..more taxis, more spots, more times
    -a scheme with taxi drivers so if you cant pay you hand over a form of ID (passport, license, student id) then you collect upon payment (works in Sheffield, UK)

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    • jredmond says:

      This ain't a fascist state, mate, and I and others am sure don't want it to become one. It's called personal responsibility.

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    • T Boss says:

      Wait a minute - have u seen the area where the accident took place.i am willing to bet my life on it that if warning lights were up he would be still alive .And to insinuate that he was drunk is out of order.Not everytime there is an accident one is drunk ok

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      • Tracy says:

        @ T Boss. I agree with u.

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      • Mr. T says:

        I agree with T Boss, if there had been warning lights up there would properly wont have been an accident . It's. those overly cautious drivers and riders that seem to cause accidents by in-attention stoping to let people on the round abouts and out of gates without checking their mirrors for and potential hazards.

        And who can say for sure that this young man was not run off the road?
        We don't know so stop judging !!!

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      • unique1bda says:

        Thank you, I agree T Boss. People making all their assumptions before they even get the facts.

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    • .am says:

      Totally agreed. Because every road fatality is the result of speeding down the third lane under the influence.

      Alternatively, you could get off your soap box and actually have a look at what happened.

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  5. mixitup says:

    This has been a horrible year thus far. Slow Down people! Let's not be in a rush to get to our graves. Condolences to the family.

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  6. Pilot001 says:

    Condolences to the family! Please everyone take your time.

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  7. simon say's says:

    This is SAD,

    My condolences and prayers go out o the family and friends!

    Not sure if the person was speeding...........but PLease............Slow Down Bermuda!!!

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  8. Mike and Mike says:

    Clearly the commissioner of police and his top brass are doing a terrible job. They have no police on bikes on the road. You can't keep people honest without having somebody there to catch them when they're breaking the laws. It seems that the commissioner of police would rather conduct investigations rather than prevent crimes and accidents. The top brass of the police should be held accountable for their inability to effectively get gun crimes and people breaking the laws on the roads under control. From watching their town hall meeting, it seems as if they think they are accountable to nobody.

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    • Adult says:

      People need to take responsibility for themselves. That is what adults do. Even a child knows they have to the right thing whether mom and dad is looking or not. Just look at the way people ride on their way to work. Cops are not babysitters. Plus when cops are out people complain.

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      • TJ says:

        @Adult your name should start with an A but end with two letters.. figure out the rest, who says he was speeding and if you pay close attention to where the accident took place that might have a whole lot to do with what really happened. First thing people think someone was speeding in some cases yes and some cases no but before you start making your uneducated guesses think twice before opening up your hole....

        RIP Buddy and to his friends and family may God be with you during this time. He was truly a genuine person and will be missed.

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        • Harmony says:

          I understand what you are saying TJ but you do realise that Adult was only responding to the Mike and Mike comment and not necessarily making a blanket statement! Stop the anger and hate and learn to think before you respond please. Your name calling was so unneccessary!

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    • Tooth Fairy says:

      C'mon really, is this the place or time for this type of comment without even knowing the facts. Sometimes an accident, is just an accident!

      I wasn't there and neither were you.

      Rest in Peace! My sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends and his extended family at the ---

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    • Rick Rock says:

      How can the police watch every mile driven by every motorbike? At some point the rider has to accept responsibility for taking care of himself.

      My condolences to the family of this young man.

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    • U sound n write stupid. Do you expect the Police to be in every crack n cranny because they cannot. We have thousnds of cars n bikes on our street n to be damn if there is a police man for each. The police can only do so much and unfortunately, they had to range down the hill to find someone's son, husband, father, uncle,brother deceased because the company for that equipment n the likes where most irresponsible n negligent in securing the area where road works are taking place. It is far to often that these streets in neighbourhoods like this one is most poorly lit up or no lights at all. No warning signs on a road under reconstruction is like these gunslingers running around gunning down one another. This non chalant approach to incidents like we have had over the past 4 weeks needs to be amended in the whole of the people of Bermuda's mind. My heartfelt sympathies to the family as we have had only 33 days into this year n 5 males have lost their lives. That is an average of 1 every 6 days. The Police and the Road safety Council cannot do anything but advise. The rest in up to each individual. The choice is yours n with choice, there are dier consequences. May the peace of GOD ALMIGHTY that passes ALL understanding be and rest upon the family at this sad and unbelievable time........TAKE CAUTION BERMUDA........PLEASE. We have had 5 too many.

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    • Islander says:

      would you want them to come to your house in the wee hours of the morning or late at night to tell you that your family member had died. If companies don't take time and interest in assuring road safety measures for all road users, they need to be fined. Our Police can not be every where as it is they are stretched.

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  9. Xman says:

    I see a lot of close calls on the roads every day.- such as People on bikes racing to go nowhere,riding in and out of traffic,
    going around corners leaning as low as they can go, and what I believe is the #1 act of stupidity overtaking while traffic is coming the other way and near missing the opposing vehicle by inches--- they call it a nip.
    And beware of letting any young person use your vehicles because the first thing on there mind is " let me see what she can do " - if your a Bermudian you should know what that means. - but you also have those Parents who say " his not like that" - thats what was said about one of my friends son's -- now he is dead from this.
    What we haven't realized is that riding like this seems to be part of Bermuda's culture unfortunately sometimes the results
    are drastic.
    Go like lightning -- Strike like Thunder.

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  10. WHY. says:

    My condolences to all who have suffered loss. However, if any of these deaths are as a result of drink driving. That is a decision the individual made. It is like holding a loaded gun to your head and pulling the trigger. Why should society encourage the consumption of this poison by providing 'free' transportation? Alcohol is a scourge but too much money is being gained by the sale of this legal deadly drug so it will never be banned.

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    • Crimz says:

      Your one short of a lightbulb. This was not a drinking and riding incident! Its amazing how the most non-common sense individuals come on here and speak on situations they know nothing about, sitting on the outside of the glass. Comparing non related factors to the actual situation. Do us common sense conducted people a favor and wrap your self in bubble wrap.
      R.I.P.

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      • Islander says:

        Crinz - read mate - the statement was "if any of these" it didn't say it was because of.. come on now

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  11. idiocracy says:

    Mike and Mike you sound like a real fool. Blame the police because people get in accidents and die or kill each other? Really..smh.Last i checked the police aren't super heroes.

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    • Mike and Mike says:

      If the commissioner had the police out doing their jobs instead of being scared to do their jobs for whatever reason, be it they don't have guns or they worry bout complaints against them, then they would be there to prevent crimes and traffic infractions.

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      • whayadumb says:

        @ Mike and Mike. Why don't you sign up and attempt to take the test for the Bda. Police Service and try and make a difference.
        You would clearly see the police can't be everywhere. Be considerate of the families concerned.

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      • SYTYCD says:

        Why is this the BPS's fault?

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      • @ Mike n mike.....as I continue to read your mismatched thoughts n complaints about the BPS, I certainly hope you wll never require their presence. For some ungodly reason, I now seem to realise, that you have no batteries included as well as your head is not screwed on right or tight. When u miss the point that the BPS had nothing to do with this until they got that call. And more then likely they had to leave your neighbourhood to attend this RTA n u still play them for short. Your appointment with the "shrink" is Monday somtime because you have slipped your moorings. Take a vacation from Bernews. You are a P. I. T. F. A. Now apologize to those guys that serve n protect your misguided thoughts. J. A.

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  12. dell says:

    Clearly an accident can not be prevented, there's no one to blame. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of this young man.

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    • DerekSmith says:

      Had that site had a strobe light this accident may have been prevented.We can only speculate. My heart goes out to that poor family.

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  13. Awake says:

    Firstly, condolences t this man's family. We don't know the circumstances to the cause of this crash. However, it's quite clear that MOST crashes (I don't call them accidents) are caused by lack of care. People are speeding even when they're sober BECAUSE THEY CAN!!! You can drive around Bermuda all day and very rarely see the presence of a police vehicle! Years ago, they'd sit in driveways of private homes (after getting permission from the owner to do so), etc. I can't remember the last time I saw a "radar trap"!!! IT'S JUST RIDICULOUS that the police feel that it's not their job to protect us from those that choose to drive/ride recklessly! Yes, people need to use common sense, but so many people lack an ounce of it. Come on BPS, let's see you out and about protecting the law abiding citizens of this country!!!

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  14. MazumboCann says:

    Mike and Mike you need to be real. There are police on duty and on the roads 24/7. If you have children, are you on duty and in exact spot to witness or prevent them from misbehaving 24/7? Or do you have to deal with their actions when they are reported to you? The family top brass (parents) should be held accountable for allowing their children to be out of control. The adult top brass (anyone over 18)should be held accountable for their own actions. Hold the police accountable for doing a through investigation for every incindent they are called to attend.

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    • Diana says:

      Will jump in here (albeit uninvited), I agree it is up to the individual to be held accountable for their actions on the roads however to have a police presence would help. I travel the same distance Monday to Friday every morning at the same time and am astounded by the people that overtake me each time. No, I am not doing 40k, not a saint I assure you, I am doing about 45 - 48k and mothers with children in their cars/trucks and bikes are overtaking me near corners/blind entrances etc. The other day, three bikes ridden by three high school kids came at me from the opposite direction with two doing at least 80k,and the other one at least 60k (he was only riding on one wheel). We need a police presence on the road and I'm sorry if anyone gets offended but we do not have one right now. Even if they're sitting on the side in their cars, just make their presence known and hopefully a life will be saved.
      My condolences go to the family of this individual, whether he was speeding or not, this is a time to support them.

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  15. look deeper says:

    EXACTLY WHAT BARRICADE WAS THERE?????

    Seriously. I hope a road barricade was not there and improperly marked or illuminated. Several years ago the Corp of Hamilton had barricades on front street and the time of day was when the sun was just going down - not dark enough for street or vehicle lights yet and just enough light to see. The barricades ARE THE SAME COLOUR as the asphalt and I crashed right into them head on. No, I was not distracted by a phone or anything, I simply could not see the barricade until it was too late and I was only doing about 20-25kph if that

    This guy might have been going to work and might have simply been the victim of poor road works.

    I am sorry to speculate but sometimes these barricades are placed with little safety consideration. I hope this is looked into.

    RIP mate.

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  16. Tiger Lily says:

    My deepest sympathy! Do we bann bikes?

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  17. WOW ! says:

    Bless that family with strength during this time ! Not so sure the fault lies with the police ! You have to admit that they have had their hands full over the last 2 months with other things. They have a budget just like every other Govt department. If you want more police and you want them out and about more often then we must pay. If you can accept that then so be it, but i am not sure that the country as a whole is willing to pay more than we are already paying. Lets take a minute to show our support to the family of this young man and leave the woulda, coulda, shoulda aspect out of it.

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  18. watchfuleyes says:

    @Mike and Mike, are absolutely correct. The police have been charged with policing our roads, that is their job. Where are they? they just can't say 'ride slow Bermuda!' is that their plan on how to curb these deaths on our roads? well if that is the case why do we need the police at all. They need to be more visible, what is their plan for keeping people from themselves, or to keep the rest of us safe from speeders or wreckless riders,drivers? As far as I see they do not have a plan at all. And I am not letting them off the hook. No one is asking them to be super heroes. The town hall meeting did nothing to make me feel safer on our roads. It seems to me this government has no plan, no clue on how to stop anything that is going on with this Island.

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    • jredmond says:

      The police are not responsible for our roads. They are here to police people who have broken or plan on breaking our laws, but they cannot prevent everybody from doing wrong. That is unless we assign one cop to personally escort every person on this island. This instance may have just been a freak accident, but in general people need to take the responsibility unto themselves. Unless people change how they conduct themselves on a personal level, unfortunate events like road deaths will continue to happen.

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    • Dunce. I just hope they are patrolling the streets when you need them most. Then you would be bitching about that. They are not babysitters. Your attack on them certainly will not reinstate those who perished n will not stop the next one. So leave my servers n protectors alone because you sure as hell cannot do either or otherwise you would be on the BPS. You janitor n Mike n Mike window washer. God forbid.......what is it you n Mike don't like about the Police.

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  19. diddleybops says:

    until zero tolerance is part of the vocabulary of the bps, crazy driving will prevail. i listen to the road safety person and bps rep on the radio always preaching that the police can only do so much and that the responsibilty is on the shoulders of the public. if that were the case we need not have a bps. the third lane of traffic (maniacal bike riders) needs to be addressed as does the over the line car driving - we are not a metropolis we are an island where these issues should be relatively easy to sort out - take some responsibilty yes but let the law keepers do their job too - just this week overtaken by two bps cars going nowhere - set an example.

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  20. Angry Tax Payer says:

    My condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. As a country we have to really grow up, why do we have to blame either the government, police or whoever when something happens. Lets start with us at home, plenty of us see love ones riding and driving stupidly on the road and say nothing to them. Yet as soon as something happens we blame some the government or the police!
    At the same time I too would like to see more police on the roads and see them ALOT more proactive and not reactive. Can some one tell me why they are not proactive?

    Have a great day people and please slow down!

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  21. O'Brien says:

    Don't blame the roads, the lighting, the police or anything else. You are only denying the obvious: people drive like idiots in Bermuda. Drunk, reckless, even suicidal driving is, for many, the norm.

    How many close calls do you see on a daily basis? Overtaking around corners, weaving in and out of traffic during rush hour etc. etc. Is it any surprise that occasionally their luck runs out?

    I don't know the circumstances of this accident and I won't make assumptions. But I'm willing to bet that the vast majority of our road fatalities would have seen the sun rise this morning if they had driven responsibly. It's a sad truth - but one we should not ignore.

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    • TJ says:

      @O'Brien you are another a**hole on here with your uneducated guess NOT everyone who gets in accidents are speeding it amazes me how ignorant people really are and so quick to give their opinions without knowing a damn thing. His family and friends are grieving right now and all you and other idiots on here want to do is point out what you 'think' to be the reason for this accident. STFU! Many people including myself travel on this road at night and we can understand how an accident could occur without speeding being involved.

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  22. Concerned Citizen says:

    Please do not speculate, as this person could have been going to work. Rip to him and deepest condolences to his family.

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  23. no time says:

    A serious inquiry needs to be made on the company doing the road works. A complete investigation. All around this island, dangerous road conditions due to road works r hardly ever adequately equipped with high visible warning signals. That entire stretch of road shuld have eye catching beware signalling signs or devices. 6am! Man!

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  24. A victim says:

    RIP. Please don't speculate what happened as unless you were there, or are with the BPS or first responders, you will never know, and it's not your right or business to pass judgement.

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  25. Umjussayin says:

    My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this gentleman.

    Now our REACTIVE Bermuda Police Service will boost the numbers in the Roads Policing Dept to create visibility!! AND the general public will have to suffer through the spot checks and possible laser checks. Of course this will happen between the hours of 8am and 12am.

    Have the BPS noticed yet that these accidents have occurred after midnight! When was the last time Roads Policing have worked after 12am????

    I don’t expect the BPS to be every all the time BUT I do expect them to do their jobs EFFECTIVELY!!

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  26. LOSs of words says:

    RIP messed up that i had to even wake up and hear this here and im so far away. dedicatinf softball season to you . gone miss you brah BFS Fam keep ya heads up .

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  27. M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

    Another senseless road death ...

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    • SAD ONION GAL says:

      Very sad & it hurts every single one of us to hear or read of a road death.

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      • I m 100% got ya back on that! You don't even have to know them; BUT yet it pierces to heart/soul/mind.......BUT YET!!!
        Keep in heart, that GOD is an awesome GOD.....the rest, falls in the WILL of GOD.
        May the family be comforted by many at this impromptu time.
        R. I. P.

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  28. Claudio says:

    I am starting to think that some of these deaths are due to external factors. Perhaps we are looking at it wrong... Suppose these deaths are not due to alcohol or unecessary speeding... Perhaps the riders could be fleeing danger or got knocked over?

    Usually there are no witnesses

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    • SAD ONION GAL says:

      Very sad and we will never know, what exactly happened to this young man.
      Meanwhile, for the sake of your family and friends, PLEASE SLOW DOWN as it hurts ALL of US to read or hear of the loss of life to our roads.

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    • unique1bda says:

      Claudio that is a very scary thought but I have to admit I've been thinking the same thing about some of the accidents I've heard about. That is something that really needs to be looked into. I'm not suggesting this is the case here but before they close the book on some of these road fatalities being just an accident they need to investigate it to the fullest. What better way for someone to get away with committing murder than to have their victim accidently kill themselves? If a persons in fear for their life they will most likely ride or drive recklessly to get away. This is something that really needs to be taken into consideration.

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    • Think What You Want... says:

      I've been thinking that lately. Especially because the victims are male and all under 35, except for Andrew Peniston.

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  29. Safer roads says:

    The barriers are a complete joke, there is little sign on the sidewalk saying road closed ahead. When they were down by the round about they had no advance warning that they closed of the road completely.
    The same goes for town and don't get me even started about the kingdom paving guys in Southampton . They put the stoplight on the blind corner and can't be bothered to walk the warning sign more than a few yards up the roads.
    Looking at the smashed up bikes there and the glass on the road more than once over the last few weeks some drivers have found out the hard way.

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  30. Smh says:

    I'm so angry and hurt... I'll never forget ur smile honey! RIP

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  31. SYTYCD says:

    My condolences to the family and friends of this man. RIP.

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  32. Road Sense says:

    This is tragic - however, find out what he was doing before the collision and where he was? The answer (which I do know) will speak to the cause of this collision. Notice I say collision and not accident - an accident is something that "just" happens - a collision is preventable.

    My prayers are with his family.

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    • Glen says:

      I agree totally! And say Amen to the prayers

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    • tricks are for kids says:

      @ Road Sense.....You say you know where he was and what he was doing and that it could have been prevented.....where you present and perhaps could have played a part in preventing it but didn't??? You're leaving lots of room for speculation by your comment..........

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  33. nah boss! says:

    RIP Family!!!!

    i cant say for sure what type of barricade was there... and its not known whether he was drunk, he could have fallen asleep...the call is true though...we all love the feeling of the breeze when we open up on a stretch...but its truely devastating when this type of thing happens...it is our personal responsibility as road users and we must account for the pain we may cause for the ones left to grieve...again a really sad situation...

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  34. Concerned Bay Girl says:

    Myself have even crashed on a bike and car from the roads it self from sand, oil or bike problem and was not speeding. We need to start fixing up our roads a bit better. I even think the smooth black roads ain't good do you see all the oil on it. Even if he did go out don't assume what the cause of this death is cause we all have been out before and been fine the next day and did not speed as well. I feel sad for the family that has to go through this. Everyone plz be safe cause you can slide out at anytime. This was a really Good boy.

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  35. Raised_441_ForeignLiving says:

    First of all my condolences to the family because of this tragic accident, second of all, even though our island is only 21 square miles, the police by no means can cover every mile of our roads.

    More awareness of the consequences of riding reckless( if this was the case) through the media,facebook, schools and other outlets can prevent this from happening.

    But people lets face it, accidents happen everywhere on this planet, taking a pro-active approach to it can make someone think twice!

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  36. Glen says:

    Tell me something why is it that we assume that the person was speeding or high on something. DO YOU ALL KNOW THE FACTS!

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    • SYTYCD says:

      The reason why people think that is because of the high incidence of drinking and driving on the island. The majority have done it at some point, know someone who has done it, or even know someone who does it regularly. So people are quick to jump to that conclusion.

      It is unfortunate that they don't keep it to themselves instead of thinking of the family and loved ones of the person who died.

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      • Glen says:

        I agree with you. what is going on here in Bermuda? it is unfortunate too that this kind of negative chat is common place here. What happen to the kind Bermuda spirit. And we wonder why some of our youngster act out!

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  37. Come On Man!! says:

    It is a bad habit that people in all area's of the spectrum in Bermuda take safety for granted. There should be warning lights and if there isn't. And if negligence can be proven. The construction company should be made liable to a degree. There should be inspections done by safety experts on these construction road sites.

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  38. no time says:

    Talking about southampton out by granaway. How in the world do u disregard the blind corner wen planning to place ur traffic light. I don't speed. I need the right to ur insurance company's info instead of allowing my premium to go up due ur lack of due diligence kingdom

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  39. yay! says:

    that pic scares me. looks like he may have hit that digger. i hope not. i hope this young man didnt suffer. looks painful to think about

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  40. Fed Up Nana says:

    My heart breaks for his family and friends. The good once go to soon.

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  41. Kat says:

    Tears have not stopped streaming down my face. I've looked at our messages, our photos,and thought about all the memories that we have created together. All good times. My heart truly is broken. You might be gone but BELIEVE you will NEVER be forgotten.

    May you R.I.P and we will meet again.

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  42. Bermuda says:

    To the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service we are so sorry for your lost.

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  43. Saddened says:

    Mercy! My condolences goes out to the family and friends

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  44. Not cool says:

    I knew this young man and my heart is broken over this news. He was an incredibly friendly and caring man who always greeted me with a warm smile and a genuine interest in how I was doing, and I know that was his way with everyone.
    Let me be clear that I'm NOT assuming or implying that he was drunk, but these posts bring up the issue in a general sense and my real concern over drinking and driving is how widely accepted it is here in Bermuda. Too many times I've heard "I just say up the road" or "I'm not THAT bad". There's no safe distance that is acceptable when driving drunk.
    I would agree that these people are adults and need to take responsibility but that's like letting a child do anything they want with no supervision and saying the same thing because, let's face it, some drunk people's behavior is comparable to a young child. We need to start making a big deal of this and discouraging it in every way possible. Friends need to stop friends from driving, need to take a bigger stand and stop being ok with it. I know a lot of people do this already but it needs to become the standard. Help keep our loved ones alive by not letting them drive. A mad friend is better than a dead friend.
    RIP my fellow softballer, this season is for you

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  45. Felt 7/5 says:

    My condolences to the family they are the ones left hurting from this accident. He's gone and our community has lost another young man. the young men in our country are dying to road accidents and gun crimes. Very sad :(

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  46. Victor says:

    Five deaths in thirty days - something is seriously wrong with how we drive. Though it will be to everybody's annoyance, more severe police enforcement of sloppy, indifferent driving habits along with serious penalties such as losing your vehicle for repeat offenders would go a long way - generally how it has been achieved elsewhere. Also, lowering the alcohol limit to .20 for under twenty-fives and newly qualified drivers would save lives too.

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  47. Dont_Assume! says:

    This is so so tragic. My heart goes out to the family and friends of this young man. I have to say, it never ceases to amaze me how quickly people will jump to conclusions and make insensitive statements simply by hearing that a young man has lost his life on our roads. The assumption far to often is that the rider is at fault. That's certainly NOT always the case. To those who are so quick to make assumptions about driver error, speed, alcohol etc. being the cause of this accident, I invite you to take a moment and reflect on the images above for just a moment. I'm not a police officer and certainly have no collision investigation experience - just applying a little objectivity and common sense. If you take a step back and consider the images above. The company responsible for leaving that ENORMOUS TRACTOR and UNCOVERED TRENCH in the road with NO WARNING LIGHTS in sight have a lot to answer to!! My observation is that, although the tractor is very easy to see in the daylight as Mr Caines delivers his press conference, its a very different sight when you look at the picture taken EARLIER in the morning soon after the police arrive and secure the area. In that image, the road is pitch black, save for the police lights! In my view this image is a better example of the level of visibility this young man likely would have had. Doesn't appear to be a warning light in sight to alert drivers of the dangers in their path. Driver error....maybe not...

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  48. Debra says:

    After reading these comments, I have this to say... Lets not assume. The roads on this Island could be a heck of a lot better, especially the ones they dig narrow trenches and fill back in. Wouldn't it be more better and safer if they were to repave the hole section of where they dug? (whichever side of the road they dug covering half of the road, the length of the trench) Also, the way certain companies leave their equipment (trailors, machines, vehicles) on the side of the roads as if they are marked parking bays is rediculous. Just take a look at the equipment on North Shore by the Incinerator and the terrible repaved trench from there towars Devonshire Dock. My car yanks to the left when I drive over the repaved trench. If i try to avoid the trench, I have to drive in the middle of the road. As far as the parked equipment...all it takes is for someone to not be paying attention of SOMEONE ELSE to cut on your side of the road, enough for you to swerve left to avoid them...and your in the equipment. I've had a few close calls. Finally, People may say the deceased should have been payig attention, or sould not have been speeding...but does ANYONE know what really happened? These companies DO NOT light the areas as they should when they are being worked on...its sad but true! He could have seen the barricades and had to sneeze or something...who knows....unfortunately, hes no longer here to tell us what happened. So a message to the general public, we must operate our vehicles defensively and responsibly AT ALL TIMES. To the companies that put us in danger...please be mindful when you leave your work sites with equipment parked on the roadside and barricades with 2 lights on them....think of the PUBLIC'S SAFETY! It could happen to you or a loved one....so sad.

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  49. only in Bermuda says:

    My thoughts are with the family at this time. I remember when I was younger 50cc and 80cc was the big hit. We don't need any bike over 50 cc really where are we going? Get rid of these large engine bikes. People don't know how to handle them on our roads..

    Its really far too much power for our winding roads.

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  50. only in Bermuda says:

    Question? Do the same families own the liquor shops;bike shops and have shares in the insurance companies? Cause their the ones on top huh! Wouldn't you agree?

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  51. Concern Born Bermudian says:

    I wish you folks will write more postive messages. As these nasty remarks also can hurt their family members if read. Bermudians must bond more together,help and comfort and stop throwing out these type on remarks.

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