Tributes paid to cricket star who died in road crash
The St David’s community is today mourning the death of well-known cricketer Landro Minors.
Mr Minors, 27, became this year’s seventh road fatality after he succumbed to injuries he sustained in a single vehicle accident in Smith’s yesterday.
The former St George’s Cup Match player was travelling on his bike when he collided with a wall near Whitney Middle School. He was subsequently pronounced dead at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
Among those mourning the late cricketer’s death is former coach and relative George Cannonier who said today is a “very sad day” for the St David’s community.
“This is a big loss to the community and everyone is very saddened by Lenny’s (Minors) death,” he said. “He was very mild-mannered and was a very nice young man.
“Lenny may not have had the ability like OJ (Pitcher) or Delyone (Borden), but was always willing to learn and was more like a self-made player. He was determined that he was going to be recognised in Bermuda sport, and it is sad that he is gone in the prime of his life.”
The late cricketer played for St George’s in the 2009 Cup Match classic at Wellington Oval.
A Police spokesman said this morning: “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 27-year-old Landro Minors. Around 9.45pm on Tuesday, Mr Minors was riding a motorcycle along Middle Road in Smith's near the junction with Clarendon Road, in the vicinity of Whitney Institute Middle School, when he was seriously injured after colliding with a wall.
“He was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where he was subsequently pronounced dead at 10.15pm by an on call physician. Traffic was diverted away from the scene while collision investigators conducted inquiries. The investigation into this fatal collision is ongoing and any witnesses are encouraged to contact PC Tyrone Fox of the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788.
“The Bermuda Police Service extends condolences to the family and friends of Mr Minors.”
Mr Minors’ death arrived just a week after American guest worker Esteban Arellano succumbed to injuries he sustained when his rental cycle collided with a wall on South Road, Devonshire, near the junction with Devon Heights Road.