Three People Injured In Overturned Car Accident

August 31, 2012

[Updated] Emergency service personnel responded to an accident on Middle Road in Warwick at 10:20pm last night [Aug 30], involving a car which overturned and two motorcycles.

Bermuda Fire Service personnel cared for persons injured at the scene until an ambulance arrived. The car driver and both bike riders were injured in the collision and transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Traffic was diverted away from the area as emergency services tended to the injured and police investigated the accident.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 10:20pm on Thursday, August 30th police and first responders attended a reported serious three vehicle collision on Middle Road in Warwick near the junction with Longford Road.

“A car and two motorcycles were involved in the collision, with the driver of the car and the riders of both motorcycles injured as a result. There were no other injuries reported.

“All three victims were taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment; however the full extent of their injuries is not known at this time. Inquiries into this collision are ongoing and any witnesses are encouraged to contact the main police number on 295-0011.”

Update 12.03pm: Two of the three people have been released from hospital, while one of the motorcycle riders remains in hospital in stable condition

A police spokesperson said: “The driver of the jeep, a 59 year old Warwick woman and the rider of one of the motorcycles, a 49 year old Hamilton parish man, have been treated for their injuries at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and released.

“The rider of the second motorcycle, a 52 year old Southampton man, remains in hospital and at last check was in stable condition. Inquiries into this collision are ongoing and any witnesses are encouraged to contact PC Lesa Stovell on 295-0011.”

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  1. Glenda says:

    OMG! That’s what was going on. I pray everyone is ok

  2. mixitup says:

    Goodness, looks like the car was the bowling ball and the bikes were the pins.

  3. tricks are for kids says:

    Mercy!………..I hope that everyone involved is going to be okay!

  4. Family Man says:

    Shhhhh ….. don’t tell the tourists who might be thinking of renting bikes on their holiday. They might think car drivers are inconsiderate and its dangerous to drive on Bermuda’s roads.

    • Free says:

      How long are people like you going to keep this up? It was funny the first day or two, now you are going overboard with it. I guess Bermuda is the only place in the world that has car accidents.

  5. Dumb Numb Nuts says:

    Mercy!

  6. Cedar Beams (Original) says:

    Better not say anything negative or Mr Furbert will say this is the cause of all our problems and not PLP’s gross mismanagement of our economy.

    I hope all involved will be OK.

  7. SUV Owner says:

    My prayers go out to all those involved.
    But i have noticed that the last few accidents involving cars have mostly been the A-C class.
    Smaller lighter cars don’t hold the road when speed is involved.

    • CRV owner, cautious driver says:

      No, no, I am SURE this was a CRV in a Spark “costume.” CRVs / SUVs are evil, remember?? Clown cars don’t flip.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Oh Pullleeeese these are vehicles which anywhere else in the world are hurtling down highways at 70mph plus on all kinds of road surfaces, in all kinds of weather.

      Face it, Bermudians can’t drive. Only a few rent when they travel. A very small proportion actually own a vehicle overseas & put in some serious miles where the consequences of poor driving are much more likely to be death than simply a banged up car.

      Nothing wrong with little cars. Tried to keep up with a Smart Car on a twisty section of Interstate onetime. I was driveing a 1Ton dually crewcab longbed pickup truck. The Smartcar ran me. No keeping up with it.

      • Free says:

        You think it’s harder to drive overseas than in comparison to Bermuda? What world are you living in? It’s much harder to drive in Bermuda. Tourists can’t even handle a small auxiliary cycle, something most teenagers in Bermuda can ride on our roads and you think they’d do better driving a car here than a Bermudian driving overseas? Ever figure Bermudians don’t rent cars overseas because it’s easier to get around other ways? We are also not used to highways and the rules of their roads-it has nothing to do with actual driving skills. It’s a combination of things. As you said the consequences are much worse there than here. A Bermudian taking a wrong turn in their car overseas could equal death and most people don’t want to take that chance on vacation with their family.

        Stop using any and every opportunity to compare Bermuda to other places and generalize all Bermudians. I see you doing it on other websites as well.

        • Triangle Drifter says:

          Oh my! I stepped on some toes. The fact is, it is easier to drive overseas, the US & Canada anyway, than Bermuda. The standard is much higher. There are exceptions sure & some areas are better than others. The east coast cities can be pretty bad. West of the Appallatians is generally very goos. People signal their intentions, not like here where the method seems to be signal as you turn, if at all.

          My appologies if I compare Bermuda to other places. I do not live in a little cocoon unaware of the outside world.

          • Free says:

            Stepped on some toes? What are you talking about? It’s not about living in a “cocoon”, it’s about you constantly bashing Bermuda and making generalizing statements about an entire “country” of people. Did you not see that part of my comment? You are still attempting to be insulting with that remark as if Americans, my apologies, YOU are so “worldly” and better than I am or that Bermudians are ignorant to cultures outside of their own-which is far from the truth.

            Do you know how many car accidents occur in your beloved United States? You just proved my point anyway so I don’t know what your deal is. Calm it down.

  8. Highlyfavoured says:

    It is a shame to read that some out there in the cyber world make everything posted in the news a smear campaign. This was reported as an accident, why can’t we pray blessing on the individuals involved, instead of making stupid nonsense remarks. Keep those comments for a forum when they are warranted.

  9. Cedar Beams (Original) says:

    SUV’s are also top heavy and can easily flip – but they do hold the road better.

  10. Just One says:

    WTH!? No! People just need to stop speeding! Its selfish and reckless! #slowdownbermuda

    • grown up says:

      I agree completely slow down

    • Relative of Injured says:

      Hey Just One! Why don’t you get your facts straight before uttering lies. The vehicle in question did not flip over because the driver was speeding. In fact, why don’t you go down and view the speedo which was pegged at the speed it was doing on impact.

  11. Bermudian Sista says:

    I hope and pray all involved make a speedy (no pun intended, honestly) recovery. I was wondering and praying for whomever the sirens where rushing to last night! The accident site looks extremely bad, I hope that it’s not a true reflection of the injuries sustained to the persons in hospital.

  12. Bermy says:

    Prays go out to the injured. Bermuda Fire Service did a great job on scene! Very Skilled

  13. My prayers to the injured. Slow down everybody! You will get there!

  14. Red says:

    Much props to the B.F.S.!!!!! Proper initial diagnosis and care is provided by them!!!! We truly appreciate the Bermuda Fire Service men and women!!!!!!!