BRSC Expresses Sympathies To Burgess Family

January 20, 2020

The Bermuda Road Safety Council expressed its deepest sympathies to the family of 16-year-old Kijani Burgess, who passed away following a road traffic collision earlier this month.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Road Safety Council expresses its deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Kijani Burgess, who succumbed to injuries resulting from a tragic road traffic collision earlier this month.

“Sadly, Mr. Burgess is the first, and we hope the last road traffic fatality for 2020.

“The Road Safety Council continues its mission to curb unsafe road behaviors with the ultimate goal of creating safer roads and a safer Bermuda for all.

“With this in mind we have instilled a Mission statement “To educate the public with effective tools to reduce collisions and road fatalities” and Vision statement “To create a safer road culture that promotes positive driving/riding practices, creating smarter road users and saving lives”

“In 2019, Bermuda experienced 7 road fatalities, which is a 55 percent reduction over 2018 and the lowest number of fatalities since 2002. This significant reduction tells us that we are on the right track.

“The message of road safety is being heard. However, until no lives are lost on our roads, we will continue educating and encouraging all of Bermuda, that when walking, riding or driving, make a conscious effort to follow the rules of the road, and practice care, courtesy and attention on our roads.

“One life lost, is one too many.

“Again, we express our deepest sympathies to the Burgess family, and all families who have lost love ones from road traffic collisions.”

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