Premier Dunkley: “Very Tragic & Heartbreaking”

April 19, 2015

[Updated] “I want to extend my sincerest and deepest condolences to the family of La-Nae Woodley. The circumstances of her death are very tragic and heartbreaking,” Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said today.

“”I have been kept abreast of the Police investigation and subsequent developments of the incident,” the Premier added. “I want to encourage anyone with information to please come forward and assist the Police with the ongoing investigation.”

At 4.00am on Saturday morning [April 18] a double hit and run collision occurred in Warwick, resulting in the death of 22-year-old La-Nae Woodley.

The police said that Ms Woodley was traveling on a motorcycle, when a truck collided with her and left the scene, and then a black car “drove through the collision scene making contact,” and this car also left the scene.

A 26-year-old man was arrested shortly after the collision and later that day a 27-year-old woman was arrested. Both the light truck and black car allegedly involved in the collision are in police custody.

Update 6.38pm: Shadow Public Safety Minister Walter Roban said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party extends our condolences to the family of La-Nae Woodley. Any loss of life is one too many, but to hear that someone so young has passed away in this manner is particularly painful to hear.

“We call on our community to support and comfort the family and friends of Ms Woodley as they come to terms with their loss. Let them know know that the community is there to comfort, support and assist them.

“Anyone who has information that is related to this incident should contact and cooperate with the Bermuda Police Service at the earliest opportunity.”

Update 6.56pm: Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell also extended his condolences to the family and friends of La-Nae Woodley..

“I would like to extend my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Ms. La-Nae Woodley. This is tragic and I am very saddened by this unfortunate incident, said Minister Crockwell.

“I am especially disturbed by the callousness of leaving injured persons at the scene. That was wrong and inexcusable personal conduct.

“My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been impacted by this accident.”

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  1. glendabermuda says:

    Prayers !

  2. Kangoocar says:

    If found guilty I can only hope the two lowest life forms that acted in that manner are severely dealt with to the maximum the law can deal them!!! After serving a lengthy prison sentence these two scumbags should NEVER be allowed to drive on our roads again!!!!

  3. longbay trading says:

    This is a travesty and tragedy. What has become of us Bermuda? When did we become so heartless and disrespectful?

  4. Thomas O'Rourke says:

    There is not a day that goes by that I do not see wanton reckless and lawless driving behaviors. This carnage is not suprising given the obvious tolerance for lawless behavior. My heartfelt sympathy to the victim’s family.

  5. Rock watcher says:

    To say this is tragic is an understatement ……our hearts and prayers are with Ms Woodleys family at this incredibly difficult time…we also wish her friend who was hurt a speedy recovery.

  6. 1st. I want to extend our families condolence to the family of the late Ms. La-Nae Woodley. May you find a semblance of “peace” in knowing that them responsible are in custody.
    I also find it difficult accepting people can be so damn cruel…to not stop to check on Ms. L. Woodley and friend, words can not explain.

  7. common sense says:

    Who in their right mind comes upon an accident rides ridiculously through it without mercy to stop and see anyone or vehicle you struck, yet still carry on your merry way knowing your possibly a death contribute!!!! That is some crazy stuff- You know what prayers to all!!!!, seriously friends daughter and these two

  8. boogiedownproductions says:

    My heart felt condolences to the Woodly family on the loss of such a young lady. Also extending well wishes to the friend who has to endure such pain and suffering on the loss of her friend along with her injuries.
    Mr Transport Minister maybe its time to revisit the laws of trucks and van usage on our roads at certain hours of the day. Its too many vehicles on our roads but for business vehicles to be used as transport to do all things not associated with that business.
    The law spells out usage but we allow slackness and this needs serious looking into.
    My heart also grieves for the two drivers as they face charges that could have been avoided and my prayer is the Judicial System doesn’t fail in this case.

    • Kangoocar says:

      @boogiedownproductions, there is TWO things that make your opinion about trucks absolute nonsense!!! Firstly, the truck was not responsible for the collision, the DRIVER was! And secondly, out of the two vehicles that struck this victim, the other one was a CAR!!!!! Should we reconsider what time of day cars are allowed on the rd as well??? It really make me cringe when I read comments that totally ignore the real cause of tragedies such as this, THE DRIVER!!!!!

      • Jus' Wonderin' says:

        the truck/van struck the two in the first place you moron….why else would they have been in the road…playing marbles?!

    • Varied says:

      boogie, one of the vehicles to strike the injured persons was a private car, so any suggestion on restricting truck/van use doesn’t even come into play.

      Let’s see how this case unfolds, if there was any elements at play with regard to the driver of both the van and of the car.

      Will this be the wakeup call Bermuda finally pays attention to with regard to road safety?

    • Micro says:

      Sure, blame the truck, not the idiot in control of the truck…

  9. Kenneth says:

    The banter will ensue but people let us not forget that all these people concerned have families that have been and will be impacted as a result of this tragedy for years to come. Judge not lest ye be judged… we have a court system and I am confident it will work. Condolences to all concerned parties!!
    This also begs the question, as we constantly read of accidents and results from speeding, that on an Island where our speed limit is 35 kph why do we need vehicles that can go double and triple in excess of this limit. Maybe the powers that be need to look at legislation that can limit the vehicles that are allowed on our roads to hopefully stem the tide of an escalating death toll from these means as well.

  10. Oh,I see now says:

    Under these circumstances most comments are driven by emotion lets keep in mind their hearts are in the right place.