3 Year Old Girl Injured In Parsons Road Collision

May 18, 2015

[Updated] Emergency services responded to the Parson’s Road area at around 5.00pm this afternoon [May 18] with it appearing that a van collided into a group of pedestrians, which appeared to include children.

Accident Bermuda, May 18 2015-1

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel tended to the injured, until an attending ambulance was seen taking what appeared to be at least two young people away from the scene and transporting them to King Edward Memorial Hospital.

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Details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.

Update 6.42pm: The BFRS said, “At approximately 5:17pm on Monday, May 18, 2015, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] responded to a report of a road traffic accident on Parsons Road, Pembroke involving a van and two pedestrians.

Fire Service spokesperson, Sergeant Jamal Albuoy said. “Watch Commander Mark Taylor was in proximity of the incident and first on scene. Two female pedestrians were treated and transported to the hospital via ambulance for further medical attention, as a result of the collision.”

Update 7.21pm: Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “At 5:22pm on Monday 18th May 2015 first responders attended a report of a truck that struck pedestrians standing at the bus stop on Parsons Road in Devonshire.

“A mother and her 3 year old daughter where injured and taken to the hospital for injuries that do not appear to be life threatening at this juncture. A full investigation into this incident is underway and police are appealing to anyone who may have seen this incident to contact police on 295-0011.”

Update May 19, 11.33am: A police spokesperson said, “Three female pedestrians injured when a truck apparently collided with them as they stood at a bus stop on Parsons Road in Devonshire near the junction with Roberts Avenue around 5:22pm Monday, May 18th were taken to the hospital via ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

“The 34 year old Pembroke woman, 7 year old girl and 3 year old girl involved, believed to be a mother and her two daughters, were later discharged. Inquiries into this incident continue and any witnesses should contact Constable Stephen Clyke on the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. Karma says:

    I hope all the pedestrians are okay. Sad to say, I’m not surprised that this has happened…I walk home from work almost every day; not every road has a sidewalk and I’ve been hit on the shoulder and the back of my head by car/van wing mirrors. I figure it’s only a matter of time before one of these jokers runs me over.
    People drive too fast and too close to the walls to make it safe for pedestrians.

    • C says:

      No speed involved. Apparent oil slick

      • Come Correct says:

        Up hill? I have gone sideways goin down Scour hill and Barnes corner where the “apparent” non skid surface is and still managed to re-right my van.

        • Come more correct says:

          I’ve slid on oil going up hill, it is possible but hope everyone is okay!

      • MAKE MY DAY says:

        You saw the “police report” did you???

  2. longtail says:

    I pray that the child recovers and is able to regain his/her mobility. May the FATHER bless and protect this child, Amen. Huggies and kisses to the child.

  3. Dangerous Area says:

    No matter how careful you are, that spot is very dangerous! Plenty of cars and biks slide out in that area when it rains! I would always avoid that spot but now that palmetto road is closed I’ve been forced to drive that way and I passed this accident today as well. I pray everyone is not seriously injured.

    • Kangoocar says:

      Oh give me a break!!! Two of my trucks I own are that exact truck and I drive one of them!!! Doing 35 KPH ” the speed limit” that would not happen!!! Just look at the damage on that truck??? That did not happen doing the speed limit!!!! This bleeding heart liberal stuff is pure nonsense!!!!

      • Come Correct says:

        Kangoocar doesn’t make a van like that…

    • Micro says:

      Indeed, that hill is quite slippery when wet

      • X says:

        So drive really slowly then … seems like everyone knows it is a dangerous spot, so … drive accordingly.

  4. D says:

    very sad

  5. M says:

    People come flying up and down that hill. It is very dangerous to pedestrians. I see a wall has been knocked down again by a large vehicle at the blue house on the left .We definitely need something done to slow down traffic. Maybe we need rumble strips placed especially by the homes on the hill. I hope and pray everyone is ok.

  6. Pure Madness!!!!!! says:

    I can truly say that, that hill has a good bit of oil on it. When it rains you can slide as it has happened to me on more than one occasion and once with a bike coming up the hill. Now I drive extremely slow off the hill when it rains. Dont know what it will take to sort it out though.

    • Zevon says:

      Driving slowly and within the road conditions? Just a thought.

  7. Rosie Marangiello says:

    Spoke to grandmother, accident involved her daughter and grand-daughter, thankfully, they’re both home from hospital and Granny remains watchful today, daughter has facial cut and little one had bang on head.

  8. Family says:

    So so unfortunate! I can say that coming out of Robert’s Avenue onto Parsons Rd. at the top of that hill is extreemly slippery even if you are almost at a standstill you can just begin to slide if the roads are wet. So whatever happened they need to rectify the road area by resurfacing it as well as putting speed bumps there for those tempted to speed.

  9. Highlandspring says:

    If you can slide from a standstill, maybe the road should be closed completely and reopened as a ski resort?

  10. Hmm says:

    I have had an uncomfortable experience driving up this hill in a Mitsubishi van in no particular rush to get to my destination, only to feel the tires skidding to get the vehicle up the hill. I lowered the gear and gingerly pressed the gas hoping I’d make it up the remainder of the incline. The van wasn’t loaded or very heavy but still, after reading the comments, resurfacing sounds to be in order as soon as possible!! If one is ascending the hill when the roads are wet in such a van, if you’re driving the speed limit, often there is insufficient momentum to go to the top. without the tire traction being compromised.

  11. MAKE MY DAY says:

    Lets face it….BDA drivers are not that good!! They speed – drive recklessly – take far too many risks!! I wonder how they compare to other Islands to the south!!

    I witnessed this for 25+ yrs before I left for greener pastures!! And I have driven in the UK – Europe and the USA + held a CDL class “A” commercial license (Big Truck / 18 wheeler) in the states!! I do have a lot-of-experience – and those were my observations on the “rock”!!

    It is what it is!! Thank God the speed limit is 35 KPH… LOL!!