10 Year Old Girl Dies After Pedal Cycle Collision

January 12, 2014

[Updated: The police identified the little girl as Tiffanelle Pitcher-Francis.]

The Bermuda Police Service have confirmed the very sad news that a little girl passed away this evening [Jan 11] after being involved in a collision on her pedal cycle in Southampton.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 6:15pm on Saturday, January 11th first responders were dispatched to a reported serious collision in the Camp Hill Southampton area, near Tribe Road Number 1.

“It appears that a ten year old girl riding a pedal cycle collided with a pole.

“She was seriously injured and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where she later succumbed to her injuries.

“No further information will be given until the next of kin have been notified.

“A full investigation is underway and any witnesses to this incident or anyone with any information should contact the main police telephone number on 295-0011.”

Update Jan 12, 3.01pm: The police amended the little girl’s age to 10, and identified her as Tiffanelle Pitcher-Francis.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 10 year old Tiffanelle Pitcher-Francis.

“Tiffanelle was seriously injured around 6:15pm Saturday, January 11th when the pedal cycle she was riding along Tribe Road Number 1 in Southampton apparently collided with a fixed footpath barrier.

“EMTs immediately attended to the unresponsive 10 year old girl at the scene. Life saving efforts continued as she was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance; however Tiffanelle was later pronounced dead by an on call doctor at 6:45pm Saturday.

“A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to Tiffanelle’s family to assist them at this difficult time.

“The investigation into this fatal collision is ongoing and any witnesses, particularly persons who may have information regarding the whereabouts of 10 year old Tiffanelle Pitcher-Francis in the hours prior to this tragic incident, should contact PC Bianca Glasford at the Roads Policing Unit directly on 247-1175, 717-2064 or via the e-mail address bglasford@bps.bm.

“The Bermuda Police Service extends condolences to the family & friends of Tifanelle Pitcher-Francis.”

Update Jan 12, 6.57pm: Shadow Transport Minister Lawrence Scott said, “The passing of Tiffanelle Pitcher-Francis in a road accident is atragedy that should deeply sadden and concern all Bermudians.

“One can only imagine the anguish and pain being felt by her family and we hope that in this time of bereavement that all who knew and loved this little girl are embraced, supported and lifted up in prayer.

“On behalf of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party, we extend our condolences to the family and encourage all Bermudians to use extra caution on our roads.”

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  1. Tough Love says:

    My condolences to the family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. The Ridiculist says:

    Oh no..so sad…condolences to the family…

  3. My heart is so heavy. My thoughts are with this family. Bless yhem

  4. sad onion gal says:

    So sad . . . Sending love prayers to the family.

  5. Sapphire says:

    Dear Jesus have mercy…this is beyond sad. Poor child may have even gotten the bicycle for Christmas. My sympathies to her family-they must be devastated.

  6. Audrey says:

    This is so sad! Sincerest condolences to the family. She was my childs age and I couldn’t even imagine the heartache right now.

  7. CountryGirrl says:

    My Heart hurts for her Family This is so very very sad. My Deepest condolences. God be with you all.

  8. Concerned Citizen says:

    Omg! What a tragedy

  9. Crystal says:

    This is horrible devastating news. Lord be with this family… in Jesus name. Rest in peace little princess…

  10. jolenda says:

    condolences to my nephews family .

  11. Really?? says:

    To The family, especially the parents of this little princess, you have my heartfelt condolences from the bottom of my heart. This sad news has knocked me off side

  12. glen says:

    God’s grace and mercy!
    Condolences to the family!

  13. Gabbs says:

    Wow this is messed up my night, my condolences goes out to the family of this little girl.

  14. Sai says:

    This is heartbreaking. My heart goes out to her family & friends. Such a beautiful spirited child. This is so so sad. SIP baby girl.

  15. Hair says:

    The family is in my thoughts…

  16. Seriously though says:

    Condolences to the family …. Lord be with you

  17. Seriously though says:

    A prayer for the family , her parents, her school friends , the community @ camp hill and those who attend church tomorrow please say a grace for our children.

    • juz fine says:

      My deepest condolences to the family of this precious child may the lord be with in this time of greif

  18. Django unchained says:

    Oh my goodness. This is news no parent wants to receive. My heart weeps for this young child, her family and friends. Condolences to the family and friends. May God let his perpetual light shine upon this young soul.

  19. Namaste says:

    <3 ☆☆☆Blessings to this beloved family…my hands go up….I can not imagine me without my 9yr old…this is a stage where they are becoming a bit more independent and curious young females. My daughter will be 9 in June…this is so heart wrenching… (((hugs))) to this family at this time!

  20. Shocked says:

    This is way beyond sad. My daughter just turned 10 so it weighs heavy on my heart to think what this family is going through. R.i.p lil angel. Condolences to the family

  21. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    just leave clicking the Dislike alone!
    You wouldn’t like it if it happened to one of your family.

    let this family grieve in peace.

    • Interested says:

      The person(s) choosing dislike obviously doesn’t possess an ounce of compassion or is simply ignorant. Freedom of speech is truly a dangerous weapon for some!

  22. nelly says:

    My heart goes out to this family as i have a nine year old daughter, your in my prayers. May you find strength in lord to take you through this heartbreaking situation.

  23. cousin says:

    May God wrap his arms around you right now as you go through this unbearable loss. So young so sweet. Many prayers are going up for you.

  24. nicky 23 says:

    My prayers go out to the family

  25. Common cent$ says:

    So very sad, condolences to her family

  26. aceboy says:

    Tragic. Sincere condolences to the family.

  27. drunken ursula says:

    I saw on WABC news from NY a 9 year old boy walking with is dad crossing the street was struck and killed,…my own 9year old was watching with me…now reading about what has happen in Camp Hill same age child
    I have tears rolling down…..God’s Grace to the family and her classmates and teacher…

  28. G_MONEY says:

    It’s very hard to loose a child.. My prayers go out to the family… I have to say to all u people that have dislikes on the peoples comments, why even bother!!! Very disrespectful.!!!!!

  29. Prayerful says:

    My condolences as well. I just hope that she did not suffer too much after the collision. Rest in Peace Little One.

  30. Bermy says:

    Dont think ppl intentionally push dislike. I have try to hit like once and have accidentally touch the dislike only cause of the new smartphones they are very sensitive. Cause I will be very upset to know that during a time of mourning one will select dislike. Bermuda can’t be the heartless. To the famiy you have my deepest condolence.

    • Interested says:

      Some of our island folk are truly that heartless; until tragedy hits them.

    • tricks are for kids says:

      I can see it being unintentional if maybe it was once or twice but “dislike” has been “hit” too many times…..

      Condolences to the family…

  31. VJ says:

    This is just so tragic. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of this precious girl.
    People, as hard as it is please try to ignore the clicks on the dislike tab. There are sick people out there whose sole purpose in life is to make others feel as miserable as they do. All they are looking for is to get a reaction from people. Only a sick, evil monster would do such a thing, but Jesus loves the little children so one day their wicked souls will get their just reward.
    RIP little one.

    • Disgusted says:

      I notice a lot of the ‘dislikes’ have to do with comments that are religious. Even if you are not religious, you don’t have to ‘dislike’ the comment-look at the spirit of the message.

      Furthermore, a lot of this negativity is coming from a cynical, ex-pat population. This isn’t the Bermudian way. I’m not trying to bash ex-pats but I work with a couple and they take great pleasure from being mean-spirited towards Bermudians for some reason. They use social media to get their mean-spiritedness across. Again, this isn’t the Bermudian way and I doubt Bermudians are the ones doing this.

      My condolences to the family and all you mean folks get a life!

  32. Mrs. B says:

    My heart is heavy right now. Having lost a child, I can imagine what this family is going through. Please keep this family in prayers and give them all the support they need. I will continue to pray for God’s mercy and comfort.

  33. shayron says:

    This is so sad, my sincere condolences to the family

  34. Take great offense says:

    My condolences to the family, I can’t imagine what they are going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  35. S.M.H. says:

    My condolences to the family. When i read it yesterday i was devastated and my heart felt empty. No one wants to loose a child at such a young age. Gone so soon may she S.I.P.

    My prayer for the family,

    May god wrap his arms around this family at this time.  Give them the strength that they need to be strong. Give them peace and understanding.
    Amen

  36. So sad, I pray the Family will get strength to get them through this difficult time.Rest In Peace my lil One…..

  37. Daddy's toy says:

    My condolences to the family of this little girl,so sad. Children can never be replaced. R.I.P.God be with you at this very sad time.

  38. so sad says:

    Dear god please place your arms around this entire family as a mother of 3 and almost loosing my nephew last week I cant help but cry and pray for this family… may god help u get through this difficult time while I know you may never fully heal but with time it will get easier.. big hugs to this family!!!

  39. Robert Daniels says:

    Condolences too the Friends and Family of this young girl. Gone too soon.

  40. backbush says:

    the person who hits dislike just to hit dislike why dont u take break and and just not come on here for few days .

    • Come Correct says:

      They’re called trolls, they actually get a glimpse of a moments satisfaction in their sad pathetic little lives from hitting dislike. Ignore them, what they fail to see is it truly means nothing, don’t feed the trolls by acknowledging it. Condolences to the family, I could only imagine how unbearable this is.

  41. Trish says:

    Only God’s grace can bring you through such a tragic loss. The pain is just unbearable
    You are in my prayers.

  42. rene says:

    My condolences to the family
    So this doesn’t happen again ever can the barriers be removed and replaced with multiple speed bumps

    • Disgusted says:

      I think they’re there to prevent vehicles from driving through there…

  43. Sip Little Princess. My thoughts and Prayers to the family.
    And to the idiots that keep hitting dislike I just hope and pray this never happens to your family. So heartless.

  44. Dwayne says:

    We all loose when a tragedy as this happens to one so young…please God no more bad news for the rest of the year.

  45. louder says:

    I hope this opens our eyes to how fragile life is. We take things for granted far to often and can’t grasp the effects it has on our children. One can only hope this tragedy opens our eyes to do better for our babies.

    My deepest sincerest sympathy Goes out to the family and community involved in her life. May your days get brighter in in her memory knowing she would want you to be ok. S.I.P.

  46. Carol says:

    Dear Lord. Please wrap your loving arms around this family during this difficult time.

  47. Kindley says:

    So sorry for the family. I pray they will feel the grace of God during this most difficult time and the months ahead.

  48. LOL (original TM*") says:

    I was at the hospital at the same time as the family. So I saw the pain the family was going through. My condolences and thoughts are with you.

  49. Sunshine says:

    My deepest sympathy to the parents, family and friends of your precious angel! May you find peace in the days ahead.

  50. R.I.P Tiffanelle So sad u died….I am so sorry to her family and friends so young so fast I am sorry for your lost to her family..! And friends R.I.P Tiffanelle pitcher-Francis!

  51. R.I.P BABY GIRL SEE YOU WHEN IT’S MY TURN :*

  52. manman says:

    sorry for her god protect that beutiful princess up there