Fatal Road Traffic Collision in Sandys Parish [Updated]

Fri, 2023-11-10

Around 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November 2023 police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious two vehicle collision on Somerset Road near the junction with Clyde Best Lane, Sandys, involving a car and a motorcycle.

Details are limited at this time however, it is believed that the vehicles were traveling in opposite directions when the collision occurred.

The female rider of the motorcycle was conveyed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment, but sadly she has succumbed to her injuries. The male driver of the car was not reported to be injured and has since been arrested in connection with the incident.

Traffic is being diverted at Long Bay Lane and Gilbert Lane while police process the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to call the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788 or 211.

Update: Monday, 13th NovemberThe Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the identity of the victim in that fatal road traffic collision which occurred around 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th, 2023, as 48-year-old Filipino National, Lovella Cruz.

Ms. Cruz was riding her motorcycle east along Somerset Road, Sandys Parish, near the junction with Cricket Lane, when a motorcar traveling in the opposite direction crossed the centre line and the vehicles collided.

Ms. Cruz was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment for her injuries but sadly, was pronounced dead a short time later.

The motorcar driver, a 35-year-old Bermudian male, was not injured in the collision. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired.

The investigation into this, the thirteenth road fatality for this year continues. Anyone with any information on this matter, is asked to contact Sergeant Anton Gilbert of the Roads Policing Unit on 717-2338 or via e-mail, agilbert@bps.bm.

We extend condolences to the family of the deceased.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist them during this difficult time.