Fatal Collision Statistics: 2000 Until Present

February 6, 2013 | 24 Comments

The police have released statistics showing the fatal collisions from 2000 until present, which breakdown the deaths of the 140 people who have been killed on the roads by age, race, sex, nationality as well as the type of vehicle involved.

In 2000 six people died on the roads – all males. In 2001 eleven people were killed, nine males and two females.

2002 saw two men killed in traffic collisions, and in 2003 ten people died – including three females. In 2004 collisions claimed the life of seven people, two of them females.

In 2005 thirteen people were killed, three of them female. In 2006 fourteen men died due to collisions, and eleven men died the following year in traffic accidents.

2008 was the worst year, with seventeen people killed in collisions, fifteen men and two women. 2009 saw thirteen people killed, all but one were male. Thirteen people died in 2010, two of them female.

Eight males and one female died in 2011, while 2012 saw nine men killed. At only a few weeks into 2013, the island has already suffered five road fatalities this year.

The statistics also provide a breakdown by race/ethnicity, which indicate those who died were mostly black, but also white, Portuguese, and Filipino. The majority of deaths were locals, while a dozen of those who died were tourists.

All but two were teenagers or adults, with two children — aged 8 and 6 — being killed in collisions.

The statistics of fatal collisions from 2000 until present are below [PDF here]:

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  1. Infographic: Road Death Statistics 2000 – 2013 | Bernews.com | February 13, 2013
  1. Bermyman says:

    What would be interesting is if they released the times of day when these collisions took place, or when the police attended the scene. One can assume the majority were between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. and we can also see the vast majority happen to bike riders.

    If we were to put a curfew for Bikes in the wee hours of the morning and make every rational attempt to enforce it for a period. You may just see an attitude change from Bermudians who drink and ride their bikes home.

    Or simply there is nothing we can do, it is too much of a cultural norm.

    It really has to be thought through because people are dying needlessly albeit through their own actions. But still needlessly.

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  2. Loquatz says:

    I would be interested to see the DUI arrest stats covering the same time frame.

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  3. mixitup says:

    Sobering! That is a LOT of people when you look at like that.

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  4. Bermyluv says:

    I would be interesting in knowing how many of the deaths were deemed to be alcohol related.

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    • Lynn says:

      Exactly, the road deaths by cause would be the yellow canary for policies and operations going forward.

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    • Real stats says:

      Actually, it would be interesting if they had the stats on cause or suspected cause of accident. Not just alcohol but speed, road condition, medical condition, 3rd party, etc.

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  5. Not Given says:

    Small thing - but in today's world, how can filipino or portuguese be classified as a colour, or alternatively white and black be considered a nationailty? It's either bermudian, portuguese and filipino OR White, Black and Other. Come on people, lets move forward!!!!

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    • Tommy Chong says:

      How can anyone be classified as a colour? There are so many shades of skin complexions in the human race that defining someone by colour is the biggest fallacy that the western world has ever created.

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    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Only in Bermuda is being of Portuguese decent is a separate race. Only in Bermuda. Portugal is an independent country with people of various races.

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      • Will says:

        well i always thought Portuguese people were of white european descent? Never was quite sure why they are considered a separate race...lemme remember my days in school of being bullied for being white, and when i asked why they didnt bully my other friends the answer was always..'oh dat bie aint white, he portagee'
        Thats the narrow minded mentality we are dealing with..shock and awe when the black people finally learn that the Portuguese started the trans atlantic african slave trade (100% True)...and don't blame 'whitey' for everything.

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        • hmm says:

          that's a narrow minded mentality that was fostered and encouraged by the powers at the time and in the past, ie rich whites, the ruling class. Same with some whites looking down on people of portuguese decent, and some black bermudians looking down on people from the caribbean as if some how they all sprouted out of the Bermuda soil. Let's remember, 50 years ago we still had legislated segregation like the US South

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  6. Sandgrownan says:

    I witnessed one of those in 2003. Such a waste.

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  7. BermudaSon says:

    Thanks for providing these statistics, I would be really interested in seeing stats from the 70's, 80's and 90's also. Great work BerNews.

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  8. smh*** says:

    @bermyman: putting a curfew in the wee hours for riders is the stupidest thing u could say it would effect those who work late night shifts come on bermyman use ya brain

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  9. Who wrote the report? says:

    It is extremely sad and depressing to go through that list of individuals and recognize so many names.

    RIP to you all.

    Take your time BDA!

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  10. How many had mind altering chemicals /how many didn't. You may be surprised. Incomplete stats as usual.

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  11. Triangle Drifter says:

    The fact that so many crashes happened during the time of day when there is very little traffic says something. Also the vast majority of deaths are males says an awful lot of who is cautious & who is not, especially at a time when alcohol is likely to be a factor.

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  12. Grubster says:

    Considering , the way some people ride their bikes, it is surprising there aren't more deaths on the roads. Only tonight, 2 men wearing regiment uniforms overtook me on the south shore road on a blind corner and doing at least 60kmh

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  13. rob says:

    I know your emergency department ! id say 75% of these are alcohol and speed related !! Wake up Bermuda..your society is Law-less !! Its not expats killing themselves on the roads and in shoot outs ...its you !! your youth are unemployed and your middle aged have no savings ...your disadvantaged live AT the hospital !!
    your blinded by the coral reef !! For 30 years Ive said ...today is the day the S**T is gonna hit the fan !! but it never has ..cause at the end of the day you just dont care about each other ::(

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    • hmm says:

      What exactly is your point?? We all know our island home has problems, and no comment has mentioned expats, and expats have dies on the roads clown. Go back to the perfect place you came from and live in your ivory tower. Oh right i forgot, no country is perfect

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