[Updated] There are traffic delays as of 5.20pm today [June 25] on North Shore Road in Smiths [by Police Beach] due to a van smashing a wall. Both the Police and Fire Service are on scene, and both lanes of traffic are being restricted at this time.
There is a bus full of passengers waiting at the restriction point, and some passengers were seen to get off and start walking. We will update as able.
Update 5.46pm: A tow truck arrived on the scene around 15 minutes ago, but there was some issue with removing the van. It now appears they are waiting for the police tow truck. Traffic remains restricted at this time.
Update 6.11pm: The road remains blocked, however a police tow truck has just arrived on the scene. A police spokesperson said that “initial information suggests there are no serious injuries. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes if possible until further notice.”
Update 6.20pm: The van has been removed, and the road is now open.
Update June 27: The full police statement is below
Around 4:30pm on Tuesday, June 25th police and first responders attended a reported single vehicle van collision on North Shore Road in Smith’s parish near the junction with Jennings Road.
It appears that the van was being driven along North Shore Road when it collided with a wall. The driver, a 50 year old Pembroke man and his two passengers apparently were not injured; however they attended King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for medical assessment as a precaution. They were all subsequently discharged.
The van received extensive front end damage and traffic was temporarily delayed in the area. Inquiries into the collision are ongoing.