MP’s son dies in road crash
A 24-year-old father and son of a PLP MP died on Christmas Day following a late night crash in Hamilton Parish.
Malik Weeks, eldest son of Michael Weeks and Terrylynn Dolye, died as a result of injuries suffered in the single-vehicle crash. His death is the ninth on Bermuda’s roads this year.
“Although no words can share our grief, on behalf of the Progressive Labour Party and Bermuda as a whole, we express our profound condolences to MP Michael Weeks, Mrs Terrylynn Doyle and their entire family,” a PLP spokesman said yesterday. “Malik was a fine and upstanding young man and an excellent father to his young daughter. We will rally around MP Weeks and his family, and provide the love and strength that God willing, will allow his family to slowly heal. Our prayers are with the family in this tragic time.”
A Police spokesman said that at around 11.28pm on Tuesday first responders were dispatched to a single-vehicle road traffic collision at the junction of North Shore Road and Old Road in Hamilton Parish.
“This single vehicle collision involved a motorcycle ridden by a 24-year-old male who was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.”
Minister of Tourism and Transport Shawn Crockwell said: "On behalf of the Government and everyone in Bermuda, I offer my sincere condolences to Michael and Cindy and their family at this most difficult and distressing time.
“To lose a young son in such a tragic situation on Christmas Day is unfathomable.”
Mr Crockwell called for the Bermuda public to be careful when on the Island’s roads, saying that road fatalities are too common.
“The statistics are frightening,” Mr Crockwell said. “We have had nine road traffic deaths on our roads this year, and almost every one was a young male on a motorbike. And most of these deaths were preventable.
“We must all slow down and take personal responsibility for our actions on the roads. We simply cannot afford to have another death and grieving family."
Anyone with information about the fatal accident is asked to contact PC Hassell of the Roads Policing Unit at 295-0011 or 247-1200.