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Court: Jury Sees Video Of Defendant’s Interview

Court: Jury Sees Video Of Defendant’s Interview

[Written by Don Burgess] “I never saw those points. They didn’t have any lights on, any running lights… I saw them at the last possible second.” Andrew Lake spoke those words to police investigators in a videotaped interrogation the day after his boat ran over the top of a Rigid Inflatable Boat [RIB] that New Zealand visitor Mary... Read more of this article

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

[Written by Don Burgess] “I may have been going too fast.” Those were the words jurors heard from police officers who say Andrew Lake spoke to them after allegedly crashing into a boat resulting in the death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee on June 1, 2017. Mr Lake has denied a charge of manslaughter in the death of Mrs McKee, who was... Read more of this article

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] “I just screamed because there was no way I thought anybody would survive.” Jurors heard that as part of an emotional testimony from a witness of the fatal boat crash involving an America’s Cup visitor from New Zealand. One witness, from California, recounted the details leading up to and after Andrew Lake’s boat, the... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Keith Trott

Police Confirm Death Of 50-Year-Old Keith Trott

The police have now confirmed the death of 50-year-old Keith Trott who died as a result of what the police said appears to be a single vehicle collision that took place on August 2nd, and said Mr Trott’s death marks the 8th road traffic fatality of the year. A police spokesperson said, “Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 50-year-old... Read more of this article

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

[Written by Don Burgess] Photos of boats involved and a panicked 911 call were all part of yesterday’s [Aug 14] testimony at a trial of a man charged with the manslaughter of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee when his 17 foot... Read more of this article

Jury Selection Begins In Fatal Boat Collision Trial

Jury Selection Begins In Fatal Boat Collision Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] Jury selection began this morning [Aug 13] for a Southampton man charged with the powerboat death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee, 62, on June 1, 2017.At that time he also pled not guilty with... Read more of this article

BPS Confirm The Death Of Jen-Naya Simmons

BPS Confirm The Death Of Jen-Naya Simmons

The police have confirmed the death of 18-year-old Jen-Naya Simmons, which marks the seventh road traffic fatality for 2018. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 18-year-old Jen-Naya Simmons who is the seventh road traffic fatality victim for 2018. The Service would like to extend our sincere condolences... Read more of this article

18-Year-Old Woman Dies After Collision

18-Year-Old Woman Dies After Collision

[Updated] The police have confirmed that an 18-year-old woman has died following a motorcycle collision early this morning in Hamilton Parish. A police spokesperson said, “Police and other first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place on North Shore Road Road in Hamilton Parish at 3:29am on Sunday morning. “It... Read more of this article

Motorcycle Club Pays Tribute To Navell Darrell

Motorcycle Club Pays Tribute To Navell Darrell

[Written by Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club President Takara Dill] Navell ‘Beetle’ Darrell was a veteran racer of our Club and last year he was credited with being the eldest member on the grid during our 2017 circuit.When we first heard about the motorcycle accident on Wednesday and that it might have been him, I believe it’s safe to say... Read more of this article

BPS Investigation Into Fatal Collision Continues

BPS Investigation Into Fatal Collision Continues

“The investigation regarding the fatal collision that claimed the life of 66-year-old Mr. William Moniz continues and the investigating officer is now Constable Stephen Paynter,” the police said. “Mr. Moniz was seriously injured when the pedal cycle he was riding collided with a male motorcyclist on Middle Road in Devonshire near the... Read more of this article

Minister Walter Roban Extends Condolences

Minister Walter Roban Extends Condolences

“This week, tragically, we have suffered deaths on our roads. I cannot begin to express how deeply saddened I am about the loss of life in such a heart breaking way,” Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban said. “On behalf of the Ministry, I wish to extend my deepest and sincerest condolences to the grieving families and... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Deaths Of Darrell And Moniz

Police Confirm Deaths Of Darrell And Moniz

The police have confirmed the deaths of 59-year-old Navell Darrell and 66-year-old William Moniz, which mark the fifth and sixth road fatalities of the year. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the deaths of 59-year-old Mr. Navell Darrell as well as 66-year-old Mr. William Moniz – the fifth and sixth road... Read more of this article

Police: 66-Year-Old Man Dies Following Collision

Police: 66-Year-Old Man Dies Following Collision

The police have confirmed the death of a 66-year-old man following a collision on Saturday evening in Devonshire. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the death of the 66-year-old Devonshire man who was seriously injured when the pedal cycle he was riding collided with a motorcyclist around 11:50pm Saturday, June... Read more of this article