Premier Michael Dunkley, Transport Minister Shawn Crockwell and Shadow Transport Minister Lawrence Scott. *File photos
Premier Michael Dunkley, Transport Minister Shawn Crockwell and Shadow Transport Minister Lawrence Scott. *File photos

Premier Michael Dunkley expressed his shock and sadness as he extended his condolences to the families of the two men who died earlier this morning in separate road accidents.

In a joint press statement with Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell, Mr. Dunkley said:

"We are in the height of the summer season with many activities taking place. As we approach the Cup Match holiday, I want to urge not only all of the motorists on our roads, but our boaters on our waters to please take extra precautions when travelling around our Island to ensure their safety and well being."

Mr.Crockwell added: "I also wish to express my deepest sympathies to the two families who have suffered such a great and devastating loss this weekend. No family should have to endure such an emotional toll.

"In the span of a few weeks, we have lost three young men to our roads, and this is indeed very concerning to me as the Minister responsible for transport. Road safety remains a priority for this Government, and I want to implore all residents to please be mindful when driving on our roads by exercising care and caution, particularly as we enter a very busy holiday period."

The identities of the two men have yet to be officially released.


Shadow Transport Minister Lawrence Scott said in a press release:

Bermuda awoke this morning to the sobering news of the deaths of two men who passed away on our roads. On behalf of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to their friends and families. 

These deaths underscore a major health crisis in our country in the context of individuals whose lives are lost or dramatically changed as a result of road traffic accidents.

Together we must work to 
A) Raise awareness 
B) Work with partnering organizations such as CADA and the Road Safety council, and educate all road users on the challenges on our roads.

Again, my deepest and sincerest sympathies go out to the families. All of us have an obligation going forward to work on solutions to make our roads safer.