Woman Injured In 3 Vehicle Collision

July 10, 2011

A 28 year old woman was injured on Saturday [July 9] when the car she was driving was involved in a multiple vehicle collision.

A Police spokesman said, “Around 5:15pm on Saturday, police attended a reported three vehicle collision resulting in injury at the junction of Reid Street, Spurling Hill and Cavendish Road in Pembroke. It appears that two cars and a SUV collided at the junction.”

“As a result one of the car drivers, a 28 year old woman, was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment of relatively minor injuries. The driver of the other car and the driver of the SUV were not injured. All three vehicles were damaged. Inquiries into this incident are underway.”

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  1. Rob says:

    2 Cars and what was the other?

    • Riley B King says:

      So 2 out of the 3 of them were saloon cars. That proves conclusively that saloon cars are inherently dangerous. We should stop bringing them in.

      • Rob says:

        Sure, you know where i was going. i have always said Bermuda is too small to navigate these vehicles, they are fairly new at this time, just wait until they have a few years on them. i can assure you its going to get a lot worse.


  3. through the lens says:

    Why the highlight for SUV. Isn’t an SUV a car. Shouldn’t the story read 3 car collision. Its articles like these that give SUV’ a bad rep.

    • Pedestrian says:

      Valid point .. SUV’s are just as safe (or dangerous) as regular sized cars..
      Regretfully , they seem to attract a disproportionately high ratio of brain dead owners/operators.

      • Datbye says:

        Slight Correction SUV have a higher center of gravity thus making them less safe then a car with lower center of gravity. this is why they flip over faster and more often the a car will.

        • Bermyman says:

          SUV’s are also heavier and wider, which means they have a longer braking distance and are also more likely to drift onto the opposite side of Bermuda’s narrow roads. Really they should not be driven on this Island, but someone in the present government thought they would be a good idea. Cars and Bikes all have accidents no matter what the size, but an increasing number of SUV’s are reported in single to multiple vehicle accidents. I am sure if you tally the reported incidents you would see a strong correlation between SUV’s and traffic incidents, not to mention people talking on cell phones and driving cars at the same time, I see this almost daily.

          • VTMRaynor says:

            Add to that Bermyman, lots of road users dont want to slow down or stop, if there is a minor or major obstruction in their path. They feel the traffic going in the opposite direction must give way to them so that they can continue on with no delay. I see lots of that too. And also add the ‘stares’ if you don’t allow them to over take whatever is in their way. Most people have poor judgement on the size and width of their vehicles, whether it be parking or maneuvering.

  4. Cleancut says:

    Bermuda “KIA” Motors. This is not Hawaii!

  5. through the lens says:

    I own a SUV and i dont think its fair for the attention that they get in the local press. While some of the above points are valid, i could say the same thing about the two dollar chevys being sold by RayClan. Most of the size A cars are very light and have small wheels n tyres, making them less likely to stop on a dime.
    For those tht want to point the blame on the present Govn’t, I suggest you do some research. The larger size cars, G and H class cmae under the watchful eyes or should i say pockets of the UBP. Also around the same time came the larger trucks we have on our roads. The large flatbed trucks used daily by delivery companies.
    Have you ever been behind a Barritts Truck or a Gosling Truck?
    If the majority of the people using Bermuda’s roads, drove within their abilities and within the speed limit, we wouldnt have the majority of the accidents we do.
    While it is easy to say, bring in only small cars, thats unrealistic for many reasons.
    It was a lot easy many years ago for the local car companies to get smaller cars, right hand drive for our roads, both size and engine capacity. But just like everything else ( some call progress ) comes change. As the manufactures of these vehicles are making bigger cars with more horsepower, that leaves places like Bermuda with a very limited pool of vehicles to choose from.
    Whats really funny, is that my SUV is smaller than 70% of the 6 seater taxis, 60% of the IN vehicles and yet i dont hear anyone complaining about those vehicles that are used on the roads daily.
    What about all those LEFT hand drive trucks, including the tow trucks, that have to swing so wide just to negotiate the majority of our corners.
    Lets get real people, and look at the issue and not the car.

  6. through the lens says:

    Here’s a lil something for those people who need a lil reminder about road ettique.
    Many drivers, drive in a false belief that if the car in front suddenly started braking, they would react and brake and end up stopped the same distance apart.

    The total stopping distance of a vehicle is made up of 4 components.

    Human Perception Time
    Human Reaction Time
    Vehicle Reaction Time
    Vehicle Braking Capability

    The human perception time; is how long the driver takes to see the hazard, and the brain realize it is a hazard requiring an immediate reaction. This perception time can be as long as ¼ to ½ a second.

    Once the brain realizes danger, the human reaction time is how long the body takes to move the foot from accelerator to brake pedal. Again this reaction time can vary from ¼ – ¾ of a second.

    These first 2 components of stopping distance are human factors and as such can be effected by tiredness, alcohol, fatigue and concentration levels. A perception and reaction time of 3 or 4 seconds is possible. 4 seconds at 100 km/hr means the car travels 110 metres before the brakes are applied.

    Once the brake pedal is applied there is the vehicles reaction time which depends on the brake pedal free-play, hydraulic properties of the brake fluid and working order of the braking system.

    This is why the tailgating car usually cannot stop, when the brake light came on in the car in front, this driver had already completed the perception, human and vehicle reaction periods. The following driver was perhaps 1 second to late in applying the brakes. At 100km/hr the car required 28 metres further to stop.

    The last factor than determines the total stopping distance is the cars braking capability which depends on factors such as;

    the type of braking system,
    brake pad material,
    brake alignment,
    tyre pressures,
    tyre tread and grip,
    vehicle weight,
    suspension system,
    the co-efficient of friction of the road surface,
    wind speed,
    slope of road,
    surface smoothness
    the braking technique applied by the driver.