Woman Extricated Following Two Car Collision

March 19, 2016

Emergency services responded to a collision on Middle Road this evening [March 19], with a woman being taken to the hospital with what the police said were “serious injuries” after being extricated from her car by the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service.

A police spokesperson, “At 9:07pm [Saturday] police and first responders attended a report of a two vehicle collision that took place on Middle Road in the area of Store Hill.

“It appears that a woman was traveling east in her car on Middle Road when she lost control of her vehicle and collided with a woman in car traveling in the opposite direction.

“This resulted in one of the women being pinned in her car, with the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service being called to extricate the woman out of her vehicle. She was then conveyed to the hospital where she is being treated for serious injuries.

“The other woman was also taken to the hospital for treatment, her injuries that appear to be minor. The road in the surrounding area has been cordoned off while the scene is being processed by the relevant police units and we are appealing for witnesses to contact 2950011.”

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  1. fsbob says:

    Anotha one

    • Often accidents happen due to speeding, carelessness or drunk driving…Yet things of this magnitude as we see from the damages seen in the photos are / can possibly be contributed to medical reasons; like a heart attack or a Stroke.

      • Maybe governs should be mandatory on all private cars and bikes? This way those who are “wanna be’s” don’t speed and are compelled to do no-more than 50 km.

        • alonso says:

          Raymond seriously? Mandate adding something that would jack up the price of already overly expensive cars!? And why govern the limit as 50 k when the speed limit is 35 k? Sensible suggestions please..

        • sage says:

          Oh shut-up.

  2. Oracle says:

    Hope both are going to be ok. Can’t quite see, but no sign of airbags deploying…?

    • Dr.Greg House says:

      No neither the hyundai nor chevys air bags are deployed as the photos do show, so from this we can ascertain neither car were traveling faster than 50 kph or the car couldn’t sense the damage at that angle… Also the Hyundai driver was extracted judging but the dent in the door frame and the fact the still base of the door is bent into the frame. Gotta love physics but we all hate the results sometimes, the hands at the hospital will have those affected patched up in no time!

      • Baja says:

        Not every car on the roads have airbags, and these are two that don’t have

        • Dr.Greg House says:

          Very true but as of 98 it became standard to have 2 frontal air bags and considering neither of those models are no where near that old, then yes in fact they both have airbags and both failed to deploy as per my prior post… And Chevy is American built with a Japanese transmission the Hyundai is Korean and I’m not sure how the Asian stigma of cars even started, most cars have at least one Asian origin part somewhere in the vehicle.

      • asampson says:

        Chevy Spark doesn’t have air bags. Its a fine example of a Korean motorcar.

      • Alafiyah says:

        never thought abt airbags being deployed at 50kph? Something to think about BDA. Out speed limit is about 35Kph, so what happens at then? I know one thing, those small fronts(bonnets) of cars that tend to slant toward the ground/road has no protection whatsoever if you are speeding. The vehicles with the longer straight bonnet are safer.

    • Micro says:

      I don’t think either of those cars have airbags.

  3. Albie says:

    Reduce the speed limit or make the cars more robust?

    Maybe there was a cat or dog racing across the road.

    • Triangle says:

      Whats reducing the speed limit going to do? people dont obey it how it is right now anyway.

  4. Rita Realistic says:

    How fast must they have been traveling to do THAT much damage!? Shocking.

    • Sailboat says:

      Not a lot, necessarily. Vehicles are designed to crumble and the more cheaply they are built (these cars look fairly inexpensive, by comparison) the easier they wrinkle. Also, don’t underestimate the power of centrifugal force if one of these was making the bend.

    • Preview says:

      Quite possibly the speed limit or below. This video shows an analysis of two cars driving at 35mph and appears to support what Dr.Greg House said above about the air bags and why they might not have deployed. Hope they are OK.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRxLlFm3VUA

  5. Lol says:

    Another one

  6. ImJustSayin says:

    Some of the damage is caused by the rescue service and not by the accident so it’s hard to judge.

  7. cfc_blu says:

    Apparently one car lost control and slammed into the other one. Maybe one driver is at fault? These little cars can’t handle speed on our roads. Hope both drivers have a speedy recovery.

  8. Shell says:

    I had a Hyndai Atos and it did not have airbags. There are a few other small cars that don’t come with airbags. Praying for the drivers.

  9. Oh,I see now says:

    I have read both car crash stories and am convinced more then ever defensive driving in this island is as important as regulating your own driving habits.We can control How we drive not those of other road users.

  10. Triangle Drifter says:

    A jousting competition between two itty bitty cars gone wrong.

    Check the cellphone records.

  11. mmm says:

    Hope the driver makes it, her condition was listed as serious in an earlier report. Perhaps some community service hours can be attached to those convi cted of traffic offences, along with the fines and demerit points. The bus shelters can certainly use a good scrubbing, painting and regular sweeping. These folks could also enter the class-room and share with students the rea sons for traffic signs, and various driving styles that can result in serio us harm or death.

  12. mmm says:

    Hope the driver makes it, her condition was listed as serious in an earlier report. Perhaps some community service hours can be attached to those convi cted of traffic offences, along with the fines and demerit points. The bus shelters can certainly use a good scrubbing, painting and regular sweeping. These folks could also enter the class-room and share with students the rea sons for traffic signs, and various driving styles that can result in serio us harm or death. Some folk need to realise the convenience enjoyed by oper ating their own private vehicle versus the use of public transport..and not have to appear in Court to understand the benefits.

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