Police Confirm Death Of 84-Year-Old Woman

May 4, 2018

[Updated] The police have confirmed that an 84-year-old woman has died following a car collision this afternoon.

Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “Police and other first responders attended a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision that took place around 4:34pm today [Friday] in the area of Barnes Corner.

“It appears that a 84-year-old woman was driving a car when it appears that she lost control of her vehicle and hit at tree. This resulted in the woman being taken to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

“The 84-year-old woman was pronounced dead at 5:55pm. No further information will be given until the next of kin will be notified.”

Update May 6, 5.55pm: A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 84-year-old Lois Simmons and extends sincere condolences to her family and friends.

“Ms. Simmons – initially said to be 70-year- old – was hurt in a single vehicle car crash that occurred around 4:30pm Friday, May 4th on Middle Road in Southampton near the junction with South Road, when the vehicle she was driving struck a tree in the vicinity of Barnes Corner.

“She was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment but later pronounced dead.

“A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist the deceased’s loved ones at this difficult time.

“Police are not currently classifying this incident as a road traffic fatality, until cause of death has been determined by an autopsy.

“The investigation continues and any witnesses to Friday afternoon’s crash that have not already come forward are asked to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

Note: The initial statement has been updated to reflect the police amendment on age.

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