Coroner Rules On Mr Peter Woolcock’s Death

July 23, 2015

The Coroner has ruled that the death of 88-year-old Peter Woolcock was by natural causes, saying he fell from the sidewalk onto a passing car, likely due to a pre-existing medical condition.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to take this opportunity to state, the Coroner has now confirmed the Bermuda Police Service’s position regarding the death of 88-year-old Peter Woolcock.

“Mr. Woolcock fell from the sidewalk onto a passing car, likely due to a pre-existing medical condition he was suffering from at the time and as such, the Coroner has ruled his death was by natural causes.

“As a result we would like to state that there were 15 and not 16 Road Traffic Fatalities for 2014.”

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  1. mumbojumbo says:

    May he forever live in our hearts…his humour to be never put aside…not forgotten…

    • Damn says:

      they should re-name that stretch Woolcock corner/circle

  2. sage says:

    So moving the crossing then turning it into a speed bump which put at least one unlucky 43yr old in ICU was totally unnecessary, figures.

    • PBanks says:

      Well, the crossing in its previous location wasn’t appropriate, people were getting struck because people would accelerate off the roundabout instead of being cautious, so it had to be moved.

      It took Mr. Woolcock’s death to finally get the powers that be to move the crossing,… even though many drivers still appeared to treat the new crosswalk like a racing start/finish line.

      The raising of the new crossing is admittedly controversial, but people really need to take their time when approaching it.

    • Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

      While I certainly feel for the injured man, the raised crosswalk was not the cause of the accident.