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Sports minister expresses sympathy at death of motorcyclist
Wednesday, April 03, 2002
The Observer


DOUGLAS... dies after spill on racetrack

TOURISM and sport minister, Portia Simpson Miller, yesterday expressed sympathies to the family and friends of Lance Douglas, the motorcyclist who crashed and died Monday at Dover Raceway.

"The accident was very unfortunate.

"From all reports, Lance seemed to have made a valuable contribution to the sport of his choice," the minister said.

"What a sad way to go," she lamented.

Douglas, 37, died after he was flung from his bike over a fence and onto jagged rocks, splitting open the back of his head.

The accident occurred at about 12:15 pm during the first of four scheduled motorcycle races on a 10-race meet.

Douglas was defending his championship against 14 contestants, the largest field of bikers seen at Dover in many years.