The Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, has expressed his condolences to the family of Bram Sanderson, a Dominican athlete who recently passed away in Antigua and Barbuda following a traffic accident.
Skerrit also wished the second accident victim a speedy recovery, who remains in a critical condition at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre in Antigua.
Skerrit said Sanderson would be remembered for his passion for sports and constant positivity and encouragement to everyone he met.
The Dominica Olympic Committee and Dominica Commonwealth Games Association Executive, Staff, and Affiliated Associations have also offered their condolences to Bram Sanderson’s friends and family.
Sanderson died following an accident on the Sydney Walling Highway and American Road last week.
According to reports, Sanderson, 30, was pronounced dead on his way to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center following the accident involving a pickup and a motorcycle that occurred at about 3:05 am.
The motorcycle reportedly traveled west to east while the pick-up traveled north to south as they approached the intersection.
The Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene within four minutes of receiving the call. Still, reports are that the impact left Sanderson with severe injuries, and he died despite efforts by the EMS team.
Meanwhile, the pillion rider, 29-year-old Daniel Jno Baptiste from Dominica, was hurtling over the fence at Harney Motors and onto the compound.
He is now a patient at the SLBMC, nursing multiple injuries to his head and hip. The pick-up driver was not seriously injured.