Two Cars Damaged: Truck Accident

January 5, 2012

[Updated] At approximately 8:15am this morning [Jan.5] there was an accident at the junction of Dundonald and King Streets, which saw a trailer smash into a car, which in turn smashed into another car.

A tractor and trailer combination, but with no container on the trailer, was turning right onto King Street. Before completing the turn, the trailer separated from the tractor, continued moving, and smashed into a blue car parked in a bay.

In turn, the force of that first impact pushed the blue car into a grey car parked next to it. The blue car was extensively damaged with its engine compartment sustaining the heaviest damage. The second car received damage to its right side. Accompanied by another person, the owner of one car came to collect his belongings.

Police were on scene directing traffic, and we will update with official information as able.

Update: A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:55am on Thursday, January 5th police attended a reported damage only collision near the junction of Dundonald Street and King Street in Pembroke.

“It appears that a tractor trailer truck was traveling in the area when the trailer collided with two parked cars. Both parked cars were damaged; however no one was injured. Inquiries into this incident are underway.”"

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  1. Oh no says:

    Oh no. Glad no one was hurt.

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    5th wheel not connected properly?

  3. Island Trucking Freight & Removals Bermudas says:

    This is clearly driver error all tractor heads or tractor trailers have a fifth wheel pin which locks to act as an extra safety pin for trailers being pulled. This fifth wheel also allows the trailer to turn up to 180 degrees on when on the back of a trailer. This pin if maintained properly will hold up to 80 tons of weight. If it is not engaged it will hold nothing at all. Any thing attached will simply release and under its own weight just pull back out.

  4. Trish says:

    Thank you God, that a car wasn’t behind the vehicle.

  5. Razor says:

    Maybe the driver will get suspended and they employees of his company will down tools!

    • S*** Happens says:

      Some people just don’t know what they are talking about.

  6. Just thoughts says:

    can TCD check all trailer in Bermuda, just incase!

  7. Serious Though says:

    Some of trailer driver are always speeding on the road! i am not suggesting this was the cause but, They need to slow down!!! seriously

    any witness out there!

    • Same S*** Different Day says:

      Well i know of two drivers that speed a lot but they ALLWAYS say they don’t.

  8. Um just sayin says:

    Looks awfully close to that pole. This could have been much more serious should the trailer have come in contact with the pole and ripped the pole down. Glad no one was injured. Accidents do happen.

  9. Triangle Drifter says:

    As ITFRB says, most likely driver error. It is highly unlikely that the kingpin broke especially with an empty trailer.

    When backing into a trailer to hitchup the 5th wheel jaws usually make a very noticable ‘kerlunk’ as they close around the kingpin. The release handle also moves to give a visual confirmation that the jaws have closed. Failure to check results in, well, pictures.

  10. Had Enough says:

    Maybe he was using a handheld device………joking people. Glad no one was hurt.