Two People Treated For Shock After Car Fire

January 1, 2014

[Updated] The New Year did not start well for two people, with their car bursting into flames just past midnight while they were driving in St David’s, resulting in both occupants of the car taken to hospital due to shock.

Lt Jay Donawa said the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service received the call at approximately 12.37am, and they took four minutes to arrive at the fire, which was located on St David’s Main Road.

They found the car fully engulfed in flames, and the fire was put out in 5 minutes. Lt Donawa said the two people that were in the car were transported via ambulance to the hospital to be treated for shock.

A tow truck arrived at approximately 2.15am to remove the vehicle. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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Update 2.38am: Photos added of the car after the flames were fully extinguished

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  1. Bermy says:

    Hope everyone is ok, def a shocking way to start the New Year! Toyotas are hot in 2014!

  2. Street Smart says:

    Not as hot as peugeots! They have a huge lead on Toyotas in this regard! I pray that they are all okay!

  3. jenni says:

    Oh my GOD I hope all is well with the passenger and they are ok,no worries about the car you can always get another.

  4. Johnboy says:

    How is one treated for shock at the hospital?

    • Sapphire says:

      Sedatives, maybe???

    • Micro says:

      shock (shok)
      1. a sudden disturbance of mental equilibrium.
      2. a profound hemodynamic and metabolic disturbance due to failure of the circulatory system to maintain adequate perfusion of vital organs.

      The first one being the likely situation given there wasn’t any word of physical injury in the article.


      The most important goals in the treatment of shock include: quickly diagnosing the patient’s state of shock; quickly intervening to halt the underlying condition (stopping bleeding, re-starting the heart, giving antibiotics to combat an infection, etc.); treating the effects of shock (low oxygen, increased acid in the blood, activation of the blood clotting system); and supporting vital functions (blood pressure, urine flow, heart function).

      Treatment includes keeping the patient warm, with legs raised and head down to improve blood flow to the brain, putting a needle in a vein in order to give fluids or blood transfusions, as necessary; giving the patient extra oxygen to breathe and medications to improve the heart’s functioning; and treating the underlying condition which led to shock.

  5. ricardo says:

    with a splash of water

    • Sandy Bottom says:

      But even that was administered at the hospital. Not the “urgent care / first aid” centre.

      • Jo Co says:

        I believe it is protocol for all patients whom an ambulance is called for to be transported to KEMH. It is a safety measure should any patient need more care than what is available at the UCC.

        • Johnboy says:

          I assume from these answers that nobody knows how people are treated for shock.

          Are they given some drugs, etc???

          • Sapphire says:

            Boy, you really want to know, don’t you?!

            I think there’s the real medical definition of shock where someone has lost a lot of blood or something (where blood pressure would be extremely low and they’d be in real danger of dying) and then a mental shock which seems to be what we’re talking about here-the two things would be treated differently, I’d assume.

            In this case I would guess they’re given sedatives and allowed to rest until they feel better but I’m just guessing. Why don’t you call the hospital and find out?

          • sage says:

            Oxygen and intravenous fluids, no drugs, you should claim you’re in pain maybe that might work, it’s pretty hard to feign shock symtoms, you seem desperate. (Disclaimer: This statement, excluding “oxygen and intravenous fluids, no drugs” was only a joke, so no need to fly off the handle.)

          • Triangle Drifter says:

            Why don’t you google it? Do you need to be spoon fed everything? It is not like you have to go to a library & spend hours researching.

            • Johnboy says:

              Thank you to the ones who gave a valid answer as I was just curious.

              To Mr Triangle Drifter, next time I will Google it. Sorry for any stress and inconvenience I may have caused you.

  6. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    Bad Wiring from some boom box???

  7. Lottie Williams says:

    So glad they got out on time wish them well.

  8. Audrey says:

    Thank God they got out safely!

  9. did Bermy mis a recall says:

    wow…. I was exspecting a peugeot or one of them SUVs

  10. S.M.H. says:

    Why are some of you concerned about the make of the car or the music set up, the fact here is there were two ppl who could hv been killed on the first day of a new year. Look at the real picture ppl. I am so happy it turned out to be a successful one and everyone is safe.

  11. Theresa says:

    Scary I own a Yaris!!!!

    • Fruity says:

      I hope they come out with what caused this to explode and not ignore, so that we can know and avoid.

  12. dill says:

    Frist let me say at the time of the Fire The Urget Care Center is closed . It Opens at 4p.m. during the week and opens at 12 noon on the week end and they close at 11p.m. every night

    • Micro says:

      Complete waste of money imo.

      • bermy triangle says:

        But not a watse of a life in the event that is is something serious……