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Pedal Cycle & Car Collide: Rider's Condition Listed as Critical in ICU

Mon, 2021-10-18

At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Sunday 17th October, 2021, police and other emergency services responded to a report of a serious road traffic collision involving a pedal cyclist and a motorcar on Middle Road, Flatts.

The pedal cyclist, a 58 year old male, was riding in an easterly direction on Middle Road near the Whitney Institute, when he reportedly veered into the opposite lane and collided with a car traveling west.

He fell onto the roadway, sustained a head injury and was unresponsive.

The victim was subsequently revived at the scene by EMTs and transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

The female motorcar driver was not hurt in the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed or may have information on this incident, is asked to call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011.

Female Motorcyclist Suffers Serious Leg Injury After Car Strikes Her

Sun, 2021-10-17

At approximately 11:20 p.m. on Saturday 16th October, 2021, police and other first responders were despatched to a serious two vehicle road traffic collision involving a private car and a motorbike, near the junction of North Shore Road and Studio Lane, Hamilton Parish, just east of Bethel A.M.E church.

Early indications are the motorcycle rider, a 26-year-old female guest worker, was struck by the car which was traveling in an easterly direction along North Shore Road.

She sustained a serious leg injury and was attended to by a physician who resides nearby, until the arrival of EMTs, who transported her via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where at last check, she was being attended to for her injuries, which were described as non life threatening.

The motorcar driver, a 26-year-old male and his 25-year-old female companion were unhurt in the collision, which left the victim's motorbike a write-off and the car, with extensive front end damage.

The motorcar driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The roadway was cordoned off and traffic diverted onto the nearby Railway Trail, as the collision scene was forensically processed.

Anyone who may have witnessed, or has any information on this incident, is asked to call 211, or the main police number, 295-0011.

Road Traffic Advisory: Khyber Pass, St. George

Thu, 2021-10-14

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), wishes to remind the public that Khyber Pass, St. George, is a one-way street, headed north.

In recent times, motorists have been traveling south along that roadway, in apparent attempts to avoid the traffic lights installed on Mullet Bay Road and Duke of York Street, to control traffic flow during ongoing roadworks or, to access the paths on the nearby golf course.

Vehicles are not allowed to turn right from Suffering Lane onto Khyber Pass at the roundabout at that intersection.

There are clearly posted signs indicating Khyber Pass is in fact one way, as well as the direction in which traffic must flow along that route.

The BPS is urging motorists to obey those signs as they travel the area in order to prevent any road traffic collisions, with a number of near misses having already been reported.

Car Reported Over Cliff at Ducking Stool Park: Inquiries Continue

Thu, 2021-10-07

Around 6:50 a.m. today, Thursday 7th October 2021, police received a report that a car had gone over a cliff at Ducking Stool Park, near the roundabout at the junction of Black Watch Pass and North Shore Road, Pembroke.

Upon arrival at the scene of the reported incident, officers found a vehicle lodged on the rocks above the water just west of the parking area at Ducking Stool Park, with the engine running but no one inside.

Searches carried out both on the water and on land did not turn up anyone injured at the scene and there have been no reports of anyone visiting King Edward VII Memorial Hospital seeking treatment as a result of this incident.

The Bermuda Police Service is asking anyone with information on this matter or, who may have been in the area of Black Watch Pass between 6:30 a.m. and 6:50 a.m. today, to please call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011.

Twelfth Road Fatality for 2021: Allen Trott

Wed, 2021-10-06

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 46-year-old Allen Trott, Bermuda’s 12th road fatality for 2021, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Trott was seriously hurt in a two-motorcycle collision, which occurred on South Road in Warwick, near the junction with Dunscombe Road, around 7:50pm Sunday, 19th September 2021.

Both injured riders were transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for further medical care following the collision. The other rider involved, said to be a 21 year old Pembroke man, was treated at the hospital for a broken arm.

Sadly, Mr. Trott ultimately succumbed to his injuries in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on Thursday, 30th September.

The investigation continues regarding this latest fatal collision and witnesses that have not already come forward – or members of the public with any relevant information – are now urged to call the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788, or 211, as soon as possible.

Operation Vega Update & 2021 Road Traffic Fatalities Clarification

Wed, 2021-10-06

Operation Vega Update

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell, Tactical Support Division – “Operation Vega continues to be a success. In the period of Operation Vega – 13 weeks – 2,082 moving violation tickets have been issued for offences ranging from driving without due care and attention, unfastened helmet, unlicensed/uninsured vehicles, disobeying traffic signs and speeding. In the last week, speeding offences reported ranged between 55kph and 91kph. The number of tickets issued is up dramatically when compared to the same period in previous years.

The intents of Operation Vega are to calm the roads and reduce collisions. Operation Vega is not solely about issuing tickets. It is equally about effective visibility of our patrols. Being in the right place at the right time so that our visibility brings calm, slows things down and impacts driving behaviour.

In the third quarter of this year – the most recent period of Operation Vega – we have seen collision numbers reduced in all categories but fatalities. Road traffic fatalities currently stand at 12, a sharp increase compared to previous years.

Serious injury collisions for the first three quarters of 2021 are 71, down from 87 in the same three quarters in 2020. Slight injury collisions are down to 397, compared to 456 in the first three quarters of 2020. Damage only collisions are at 403, down from 567 in the first three quarters of 2020.

Our collective message to the public continues to be “slow down”, drive/ride carefully and cautiously and obey traffic signals and signs. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

2021 Road Traffic Fatalities Clarification

Editor’s note: The below clarification is from a police spokesperson, regarding the number of road fatalities recorded so far this year.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can confirm that the number of road fatalities for the year so far is 12, as outlined in this corrected list.

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