[Updated: At around 1.30pm today an unoccupied parked bus rolled back into the Le Chic hair salon and a female, believed to have been in the hair salon at the time, was taken to the hospital.]
A short while ago today [June 17] a bus crashed into a building in the area of the bus terminal in Hamilton. Further details are limited at this time however we will update as able.
Update 1.59pm: Police and fire personnel are on scene
Update 2.11pm: The police said that an “unoccupied bus” rolled back into the building, and one lady was injured and has been taken to KEMH for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Update 2.18pm: Audio of statement from Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines
Update 2.22pm: Mr Caines said, “At approximately 1:33pm police responded to report of an incident that took place at the bus terminal in the City of Hamilton. It appears that an unoccupied bus road rolled backward into the building…ultimately landing at a business, the Le Chic Hair and Beauty Salon.
“One lady was injured, she was taken to the hospital where she was being treated for injuries that appear not to be life threatening. At this point officers from the Bermuda Police Service along with PTB and officials from the building are now on scene, and an investigation has commenced.”
Update 3.11pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:33pm on Wednesday, June 17th emergency services responded to a report of an incident that took place at the bus terminal in the City of Hamilton.
“It appears that an unoccupied parked bus rolled back into the Russell Eve building, landing in the Le Chic hair salon.
“A female, believed to have been in the hair salon at the time, was taken to the hospital for treatment of unspecified apparently non-life threatening injuries.
“An investigation regarding this incident has commenced by police along with Public Transportation Board (PTB) officials.”
Update 4.01pm: A Transport Ministry spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation can confirm that an unoccupied public bus rolled back into a building on Washington Street earlier this afternoon. The DPT along with the Bermuda Police Service will carry out a full investigation into this incident.”
- Second photo by Garina Tucker