Fatal RTC

Sun, 2005-05-08

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 32 year old Eric Morrison. Mr. Morrison, a Jamaican national contract worker, was pronounced dead by an on call physician at KEMH around 12:40pm Sunday after sustaining head injuries in a serious single vehicle road traffic collision on Glebe Road in Pembroke around 11:50am. Details surrounding the incident remain unclear; however, it appears that the motorcycle was traveling north on Glebe Road when the rider lost control, resulting in the collision which also injured a 35 year old Pembroke man who was on the cycle. His injuries were minor. Any witnesses to this incident or anyone with any information are asked to contact PC Wiltshire on 295-0011. The Bermuda Police Service extends its sincere condolences to the family & friends of the deceased.

The death of Eric Morrison marks the 7th road traffic fatality for 2005.


At 12:35am on Saturday, Police attended a report of a man damaging vehicles on Reid Street in the City of Hamilton. On arrival officers observed a man jumping on the roof of a parked car. The suspect, a 22 year old Devonshire man, was subsequently arrested after a brief struggle, taken to Hamilton Police Station and detained. A total of 12 motorcycles and 9 cars were allegedly damaged by the man. A court appearance is anticipated in the near future.

Weekend Activity

Over the weekend there was 1 person arrested for suspicion of impaired driving and 13 incidents of breaking and entering (5 in Devonshire, 4 in Pembroke, 1 in Smith’s parish, 1 in Southampton, and 2 in Warwick). There were also 13 damage only road traffic collisions and 16 road traffic collisions resulting in injury.

Police are still noticing a large number of individuals, particularly in the Devonshire and Warwick areas, who are leaving their homes insecure with large sums of money and valuables lying around. We are advising the public at all times to keep homes locked and secure. We are also advising residents to secure all valuables and avoid keeping large sums of money at their homes. For more information contact the Crime Prevention Unit on 299-4246 and click here.

Media Note

The Bermuda Police Service will be holding a press conference at 2pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at the Reserve Police Headquarters in Prospect regarding the 1st Quarter Crime Statistics for 2005. All media are invited to attend.