Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit expresses grief on loss of Bram Sanderson

The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, recently took to his social to share his heartfelt condolences on the passing of the national athlete Bram Sanderson, Image: Facebook

The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, recently took to his social to share his heartfelt condolences on the passing of the national athlete Bram Sanderson. The tragic death of the young athlete comes after he met with a fatal traffic accident. He was at the time, on a trip to Antigua.

The young athlete was 30 years old. Further, He was a well-known cyclist and athlete. He had travelled to several locations regionally and internationally to represent his home country, Dominica in several sports, including Kayaking and cycling. Meanwhile, At the time of his accident, he was riding a motorcycle with a passenger, who remains unknown.

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The motorcycle was involved in a fatal crash with a pickup truck. The passenger, who was travelling with Bram Sanderson, is also in critical condition. Accordingly, He is receiving treatment from the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center in Antigua.

Dr Roosevelt Skerrit shared his heartfelt condolences to the family of the young athlete. He expressed his most profound grief through his social media post. Several other sports and athletic authorities mirrored Prime Minister Skerrit’s sentiment, including Dominica Olympic Committee and Dominica Commonwealth Games Association. They also shared their condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased athlete.

The Prime Minister stated on his social media account, The Government of Dominica expresses sincere condolences to the family of national athlete Bram Sanderson, who passed on Sunday, August 13, following a traffic accident in Antigua. Sanderson represented Dominica as a cyclist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games; and in the sport of Kayaking. He was an all-around athlete who excelled in track and field and basketball.

Prime Minister extended sympathies on behalf of the government of The Commonwealth of Dominica to the sporting fraternity and all who mourn his passing. We also wish the second accident victim, a Dominican, a speedy recovery. According to media reports, the second victim remains critical at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center in Antigua.

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