Car Overturns, Another Goes Over Embankment

January 11, 2015

The collisions continue on the island’s roads, with the latest incidents seeing a car overturn on South Road in Paget yesterday, while another car went over an embankment on Middle Road.

Paget Collision

“Around 2:25am on Saturday, January 10th police officers were dispatched to a reported damage only collision on South Road in Paget near the junction with St. Paul’s Lane,” a police spokesperson said.

“It appears that a car being driven along South Road collided with a wall and overturned after avoiding a collision with a motorcycle being ridden in the opposite direction.

“Both the car and wall were damaged; however the driver, a 28 year old St. George’s man, was not injured.

“Inquiries are ongoing and any witnesses should contact Constable Donna DeSilva on the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

Southampton Collision

In a separate incident, another car went over an embankment, this time on Middle Road in Southampton.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 4am on Saturday, January 10th police officers were dispatched to a reported single vehicle damage only collision on Middle Road in Southampton near the junction with Church Road.

“It appears that a car was being driven along Middle Road in the general vicinity of Five Star Island when it went off the road and over an embankment.

“The 19 year old male driver and his female passenger were found at a nearby residence uninjured. The vehicle was extensively damaged and subsequently towed from the scene.”

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  1. Blanks says:

    Wow… BERMY is full of non drivers! Save that **** for non Mariners!

  2. Family Man says:

    They’re not bad drivers. Everybody has ‘medical issues’.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Yes, on rare occasions that is the reason, however in the vast majority of cases what happens is no accident, which is unavoidable. Most of the time it is a crash caused soley by human error.

  3. Toodle-oo says:

    I’m having a hard time swallowing this .
    Aren’t bike riders supposed to be the root of all our problems on the roads and car drivers can do no wrong ?

  4. Me says:

    Family man can you elaborate on medical issues? Thanks.

    • Family Man says:

      Sarcasm. ‘Medical issues’ is the frequent excuse for driving incidents these days.

  5. Frank says:

    I have been hereing sirens all day long in Paget. It sounds like a major city

  6. Seriously says:

    This is not funny anymore, damn well ridiculous,three cars going down embankments in two days. Slow down and stop drinking and driving

  7. Sky Pilot says:

    another one!
    driving with undue care and attention!

  8. Cafe Au Lait says:

    These embankments are so dangerous, all these bends in the road too. Don’t get me started about walls. If Government took all the walls down, filled in all the embankments, and made all our roads perfectly straight, none of this would happen.

    Hills are a problem too – the up ones and the down ones too. Government doesn’t seem to care.

    So I don’t expect Government will do anything about it. PLP, OBA they are all useless.

    • Longtail says:

      Trouble is we can’t drive in a straight line either Cafe Au Lait… witness the car that flipped earlier near Demco Florist in Devonshire!!!

  9. HOTDOG says:

    Want to see bad driving or riding sit along side the road one day and watch the bull that happens. 7.30am—-8.45am
    DONT BLAME THE ROADS.

    • erm says:

      I do believe Cafe au lait was being sarcastic. It may be retread tyres, but I tend to agree with you.
      The general driving here is atrocious.

  10. Lone Wolf says:

    I no longer swerve to avoid bike riders who think they own the road (as many have now learned when they think they can win a game of chicken with me). I would rather them crash into me and hurt themselves than to swerve to avoid them and crash my car into something else. Sorry if that seems cold hearted but that is the way it is. So bike riders beware …. you better make the nip because I will NOT move to save you.

    • Micro says:

      Not cold at all. I do the same. If you can avoid the collision safely while doing the least amount of damage to your own vehicle, avoid it, if not and you have the right away, stop in the least distance possible.

    • Um Um Like says:

      I hear you, Lone Wolf! They’re actually aksing for our help. #AssistedSuicide

    • Zario says:

      Same here, I brake, and try to stop, but I do not swerve, unless a truck is heading for me. I swerved once to avoid a dog way back, and smashed my fathers car up. He made me pay for the damage. I swerved again to avoid a tourist, and hit a wall, another expensive experience. About a month ago, an SUV came over the line, and struck my mirror and broke it, $150.00. None of these were my fault, but I still had to pay. I watch the way some of these people drive today, and just shake my head. I was young once, I did speed, and used the third lane, but not like I see these people now days. I have had my share of road rash, so I am not saying I am an angel, but this was way back in the day, when there was not the traffic that there is now.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      What do I do when I’m on my bike and all of these cars , trucks and taxis , etc are on my side of the road overtaking like lunatics ?
      Can I play chicken with them too ?

  11. Second says:

    I had an experience once with retread tires. They were supposed to be good but caused my car to jack knife on Barnes corner one Sunday morning coming from church. Thank God I was not speeding and that there was hardly any traffic on the road. Make sure we are using good tires on a Bermuda roads. Always suspected the retreads but couldn’t prove it. With the increase in these incidences had the parties recently replaced their tires with retreads?

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      How in the world do you jacknife a car????

      You might want to google jacknife & what type of vehicle is needed to create a jacknife position.

  12. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    maybe if the trenchers finished of their trenches correctly…its pitiful the conditions of the left hand side of each lane are riddled with suspension damaging tire splitting grooves and gouges…shoddy workmanship to say the least…

  13. 69SSRS says:

    Is that like the tractor trailer with 6 bald tires on the drive axles?? What’s next a Mack in the bushes?

  14. Terry says:

    Garbage “Second says:”

    Define “jack knife” and how it affects et al with new tires and re-treads.

  15. somuchless says:

    I guess everyone and their grandma is tryna make the news before Jan 31st lol

  16. Buzz says:

    I’ll race you to the grave! Seriously, slow down Bermuda!

  17. Sky Pilot says:

    I also blame de plp

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Years of road maintenance neglect add up. Starts with the Minister who did not chase after the Director, who did not keep up with his job to the underlings who were happy to sit around & do nothing for years.

  18. MAKE MY DAY says:

    This is now turning into an unnecessary epidemic!! What has happened to BDA drivers?? It seems that quite a few of them have become liabilities on the public highways!!

    The court system must deal with them in a more serious fashion!! Some very inconsiderate people are constantly putting other innocent peoples lives at risk!! STOP the “speeding” and drunken and reckless driving – or many more people will be attending funerals!!

    USE YOUR “COMMON SENSE”!! AND I DON’T CARE IF SOME “FOOLS” DISLIKE WHAT I HAVE TO SAY OR NOT!! MY LIFE IS NOT AT RISK!!

  19. Triangle Drifter says:

    The Bermuda demo derby continues.

    How are all those pleas of “Slow down Bermuda” working out for you? Ready to do a few things that work yet?

  20. filobedo21 says:

    So the driver of the car veers away from a cyclist, who happily goes on his way, leaving the car driver to explain. This is the very altercation my husband warned me about.. I plan to apply my brakes, not veer left or right. My sympathies are with the driver of the car.

  21. Triangle Drifter says:

    I currently have a 10 year plus old car that is getting long in the tooth & getting time to think about a replacement.

    If you are a third lane cyclist coming my way, bring it on. Lets see how a few hundred pounds of you & bike stand up to a couple thousand pounds of car. It won’t take much to write off my car & I’d love to have you pay a nice big chunk towards a new one.

  22. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    While driving any vehicle you should constantly look for your means of escape.

    Most accidents occur at intersections, be careful and always use your indicators.

    Bike riders, an Oleander hedge is softer than an on coming truck.

    Bike riders , wait 30 minutes after heavy rain as rain cause oil to float up on roads.

    Bike riders, if you tailgate you can not see or avoid pot holes , road ruts or road debris.

    Aggressive driving is not a solution.

    Always drive with in you own ability.

    If you are the lead driver in a convoy of vehicles you are in control of that convoy, drive with in safe limits.

    Drive right of center in your lane to avoid pedestrians on blind corners.

    To avoid an accident you have several options.

    Apply brakes to slow or stop.
    Apply gas hard to get out of the way.
    Change direction.

    For Night driving, extreme caution is required and more so when the road are wet.

    Thank you !