Police Name Victim: 22 Yr Old La-Nae Woodley

April 18, 2015

The police have officially named the victim of this morning’s [April 18] fatal collision as 22 year old La-Nae Woodley, and said they continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone who “may know the whereabouts of a black car with serious front end damage.”

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 22 year old La-Nae Woodley and extends condolences to her family and friends.

“At approximately 4:05 Saturday morning first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place at the junction of Middle Road and Cobbs Hill Road in Warwick.

“It appears that Ms. Woodley was riding a motorcycle with a 24 year old female pillion passenger traveling east on Middle Road, Warwick when a white van that was traveling south at the junction of Cobbs Hill Road and Middle Road, collided with them. The van immediately left the scene.

“Whilst the two women were in situ in the road a second motorcyclist, a 37 year old man, was traveling west along Middle Road when he tried to avoid both victims.

“At this time a black car believed to be a Kia, also traveling west, drove through the collision scene – making contact with one of the female victims and the 37 year old male motorcyclist. The black car also left the scene.

“Ms. Woodley was conveyed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, where she was later pronounced dead. A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist Ms. Woodley’s family at this difficult time.

“The 24 year old female pillion passenger was also taken to hospital via ambulance and is being treated for leg injuries, while the 37 year old male riding the other motorcycle escaped major injuries but was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving whilst impaired. He later passed the alco-analyser test and was immediately released.

“The scene was initially cordoned off and has now been processed by the Forensic Support Unit and Traffic Collision Investigators.

“The white van involved in the original collision has since been impounded and the suspected driver, a 26 year old male, arrested. He remains in police custody pending further inquiries.

“A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding this fatal collision is ongoing.

“The investigating officer Constable Stephen Paynter of the Roads Policing Unit continues to appeal for witnesses, as well as members of the public who may know the whereabouts of a black car with serious front end damage.

“Anyone with any information about these early Saturday morning collisions, or the whereabouts of a black car with noticeable front end damage, should telephone 247-1788 or e-mail spaynter@bps.bm.”

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