Paget Collision Sends Four People To Hospital

May 26, 2016

[Updated] Four people have been transported to hospital by ambulance tonight [May 26] after a motorcycle and car collided on South Road in Paget resulting in the car landing on its side and members of the public assisting in extricating the occupants.

Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “At 10:23pm on Thursday first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place on South Road 100 meters before Coral Beach in Paget and just after Elbow Beach’s Public entrance.

“It appears that a car was traveling west and a motorcycle was east when they collided. This resulted in the car overturning and the two occupants were trapped inside of the vehicle. As a result, members of the public assisted in extricating the victims.

“The motorcycle rider and his pillion passenger left the scene via ambulance with unspecified injures.

“The two persons in the car were also taken to the hospital and their condition is unknown at this point.

“Meanwhile, the scene has been cordoned off and the Traffic Collision Investigators as well as The Forensic Support Unit are processing the scene.

“Police are appealing for witnesses to this collision to contact police on 295-0011.”

Update 11.37pm: The BFRS said, “The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a road traffic collision on South Road in Paget west of Tribe Road 4B this evening at approximately 10:23pm.”

Sergeant Russann Francis reports, “We responded to a road traffic collision involving a car and motorcycle both of which were transporting two persons. On our arrival it was discovered that one individual was trapped in the car. We responded with two vehicles and eight personnel.

“Fire service and KEMH emergency medical technicians assessed the four injured persons who were then transported to KEMH via two ambulances for further treatment.

“The accident is currently under investigation.”

Update May 27, 8.15am: Police media manager Dwayne Caines said, “The persons in the car were treated and released with minor injuries.

“Both men on the motorcycle are on general ward in the hospital with injuries that are not considered to be life threatening.”

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  1. Not given says:

    How frightening- praying that all four will be ok. That looks like a terrible collision

    • hotdog says:

      I wish them well to, but people need to slow down and pay attention everyone is in a rush to go some where.

      • JT says:

        How do you know they were rushing or speeding? Where you there? That’s the first thing comes out of you people’s mouths!!

  2. Wishing Well says:

    I hope that all involved will be okay and wishing them a speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with these four individuals and their families.

  3. Sea Urchin says:

    Horrific! Prayers to all involved, including the first responders.

  4. mmm says:

    Hope all injured are on the mend. Police will do their investigations and determine the cause of the collision. Looking at this scene, almost makes me want to stop driving. People do need to get from point A to point B. Mos t folks operating motor vehicles have good driving habits, whether its a 20 minute drive or driving for a living. These collisions occur in less than 5 seconds, so we do need to be vigilant all the time. Efforts need to be made to heighten the presence of the police. Our hard working police, fire, ambu lance crews,and hospital staff need to be encouraged and thanked for the wo rk they are called to do. There is a lot more activity going on now, than 15 years ago, and public service resources are limited.

  5. cfc_blu says:

    Terrible accident!! Hope and pray everyone will be ok

  6. Frank says:

    Seems like almost every day a car is turned over in Bermuda in car crashes.whats going on Bermuda??

    • hotdog says:

      Let me tell you what is going on, I am a TAXI driver I drive around this island every day and I have to look out for people all the time, This is what I see, instead of peoples EYES looking ahead they are looking down at their Phone and speeding. Feel sorry for them not me,

      • Nanny Pat says:

        With all due respect, hotdog, the last 5 close calls I have had have been head-on with taxis driving around corners on MY side of the road!!! There’s a line down the middle of the road for a reason!

  7. Herb says:

    I have never seen an accident where the bike is so demolished, someone was traveling at a very high rate of speed here, like most of us on the road see many times daily. How are we going to get drivers to realize they have to slow down?

  8. Mr. Meoff says:

    Doesn’t surprise me anymore, the way people drive, always in a hurry to go nowhere. If the Police showed more of a presence on the streets travelling with traffic they could stamp out a lot of this nonsense. Instead we have to dodge crazy drivers on bikes, in cars, trucks and even buses that travel way too fast for our roads. Get a grip Bermuda, slow the hell down.

  9. Hair says:

    When is it going to SLOW DOWN!!!!

  10. Whimsical says:

    Mercy…..That bike is WRECKED…..Ever so thankful that none of the injuries were life threatening…….

  11. Rada Gast says:

    The bike has been obliterated. The guys on it are probably lucky to be alive.

  12. Sound says:

    Slow down!

  13. Alafiyah says:

    Hope everyone recovers, however accidents on Bermuda’s roads are happening way too often. We call these ‘accidents’ but really it is reckless driving with no thought of their or anyone else’s life. Overtaking, alcohol, drugs, texting, inattention , cell phone chat and a host of other things cause ‘what we call accidents’ Not making a judgment call on any of these people…I’m just saying. I think more harsher fines, disqualification and the point system really needs to be enforced. Do the police still patrol the streets, and if they do they should make themselves visible, which, I am sure will deter the recklessness on our tiny winding roads.

  14. scoob says:

    How about installing a few cameras around the island to identify the dangerous driving and speeding.

    Just the other day I was on my bike in steady traffic heading home after work. I had a van tailgating me very close. They ended up overtaking on an unsighted corner and forced the car coming the other way to brake sharply.

    15 mins later when I turned into my house the same van was still directly in front of me (ie they hadn’t made up any time at all). They’d been tailgating the car in front the whole way, repeatedly surging towards them and then braking.

    What’s the hurry Bermuda?

  15. Vigilante says:

    Speed kills drivers, passengers and other motorists. These guys were all lucky. When I was younger I never saw an overturned car, or a bike in that state. We didn’t drive that fast! Reckless driving kills drivers, passengers and other motorists. On my drive into work this morning, no less than 4 bikes passed me, going at least 70kph. These were not car-skipping one at a time, these were rocket bikes going the wrong way down the oncoming lane. I see cars doing teh same thing at least once a week. These guys don’t slow down for anyone. A regular occurrence, unfortunately. What can we do? If the police don’t intervene, shall the rest of us start taking offensive actions instead of evasive?? Ask the truck/bus drivers to stay their course and let the speeders decorate their front grills?

  16. Mr. Meoff says:

    I don’t feel sorry for idiots who have zero regard for their life and the lives of others. When they crash, well serves them bloody right, I don’t feel the least sorry for them. Let them all splatter themselves to walls, trees, and other very hard immoveable fixtures. I’m on the road all the time and quite frankly when they pass me doing MOC 7, I say, well he has an urgent appointment with the hospital or the morgue.
    A couple of times I come upon an accident involving some innocent motorist and the idiot/idiots that 5 minutes ago past me doing MOC 7. Do you know what I say to them as I drive past, “serves you right, hope it hurts A*% HOLE”

    • bermyyout says:

      Mach 7*

    • bermyyout says:

      MOC 7 is a type of liquid manure pit treatment. which goes very well with your disregard for human life. speeding or not they are still humans.

    • PBanks says:

      Problem Mr.Meoff is that some of these reckless drivers end up taking down innocent pedestrians or other motorists. Just recently we had that tragic case of the young lady struck down and killed due to a driver being reckless.

      This is why the powers that be need to cut it out with the usual messages and try a different tack. There’s only so much that law-abiding drivers and pedestrians can do.

  17. Hurricane says:

    @ Mr. Meoff, we get it that you don’t care. However, when you come across an accident such as this one and you haven’t previously witnessed anyone travelling like they don’t have regard for their life or the lives of others, what do you then. The problem with your comment is that Joe Public cannot look at an accident and determine who caused it as a result of carless and total disregard; we have to care.

    Just as most of would if we came across you involved in an accident.

  18. make me laugh says:

    @ Mr. Meoff. Thanks for your hate and lack of regard for human life.

    Do us a favor and get a life of your own and don’t judge others.