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E-mail: Police Media Relations

Date:Friday, September 10,2021
Distribution: All Media

9th Road Traffic Fatality for 2021 [Updated]

Sadly, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the ninth road fatality for 2021. The victim, a 41-year-old local man, was rushed to hospital via ambulance after being involved in a collision with a bus on Somerset Road near Scaur Lane, Sandys around 4:25pm on Thursday, 9th September. Despite life-saving efforts, he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Official identification of the deceased is anticipated in due course and a BPS Family Liaison Officer is providing support to his loved ones at this difficult time.

Traffic was diverted for approximately three hours while the scene was processed.

We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision, in particular, several passengers who were travelling on the bus involved, to contact Constable Ward of the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788 or 211.

The BPS is also aware of several graphic images of the victim from this tragic incident circulating on social media. These images can be extremely insensitive to the loved ones of victims and we ask that members of the public consider the impact that these images have on others before posting them to social media.

Update: Monday, 13th SeptemberThe Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 41-year-old Orlando Burch of Warwick Parish, Bermuda’s 9th road fatality of the year.

Mr. Burch passed away following a serious road traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a public bus, on Somerset Road near Scaur Lane, Sandys around 4:25pm on Thursday. 9th September, 2021.

The Bermuda Police Service extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of  Mr. Burch.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that Mr. Burch was traveling in an easterly direction on his motorcycle, when he collided with a bus travelling in the opposite direction.

The investigation regarding the circumstances of this road fatality continues.

The Bermuda Police Service continues to appeal for witnesses to, or prior to, this collision to contact Constable Ward of the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788 or alternatively 211.

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department