Three People Injured In Southampton Collision

September 21, 2016

[Updated] Traffic is presently being diverted in the Middle Road, Southampton area by Jews Bay due to a collision involving two motorcycles.

Collision Bermuda September 21 2016 (3)

At just before 2pm today [Sept 21], a police spokesperson said, “Police and first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place at 1:23pm today on Middle Road in Southampton in the area of Jews Bay.

“Details are sketchy but it appears that two motorcycles collided resulting in both parties being conveyed to the hospital with injures that appear to be serious.

“The area has been cordoned off and traffic is presently being diverted whilst the scene is being processed by the relevant police officers.”

Collision Bermuda September 21 2016 (2)

Update Sept 22, 1.26pm: The police said, “Around 1:25pm on Wednesday, September 21st police and first responders attended a reported serious two vehicle collision on Middle Road in Southampton near the junction with Avocado Lane.

“It appears that two motorcyclists were overtaking a van in the vicinity of Jews Bay when the first, carrying a pillion passenger, slid out and collided with the roadside railing. Apparently the second motorcyclist, in an attempt to avoid the first, also slid out on the wet road.

“All three individuals were injured and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.

“At last check the pillion passenger, an 18 year old Sandys parish man, was in stable condition at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit while the two riders, an 18 year old Southampton man and a 22 year old Warwick man, had been discharged.

“Inquiries continue and any witnesses should contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. Point boy says:

    Everybody in a hurry. To go where?

    • Involved says:

      Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :|

      No one was speeding… It was a simple case of wet roads

      Know the facts before you open you chops

      Thanks much!

      Signed,

      Girlfriend of the injured party ;)

  2. Jessica R says:

    This accident took place just down from my house. I did not witness it and can’t comment on speed of riders. With wet roads today, anything can happen so I hope people are slowing down, and I obviously hope the riders are going to be ok. What I can say is this is the fourth serious accident in this area in past few months. Pulling out of our driveway has become increasingly difficult and dangerous due to crazy speed people are doing along Jew’s Bay. Last week I watched a car overtake 7 vehicles – still in disbelief at that. The overtaking and speeding has become ridiculous. Police often set up speed checks along Middle Road but every one warns every one else of police presence, so i’m not sure their efforts help. At least it slows people down.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Yep , I’ve seen a light van so overloaded that the tyres were ready to blow out overtake 3 cars on that stretch as well . Unbelievable to think that when I was a child my father would never overtake anyone on that stretch as in those days it was considered an unsafe stretch to do so . Now it’s a racetrack and just west of you people are overtaking on the hill/blind corners just east of the Southampton post office .
      People on our roads are totally brain dead and completely out of control because they’ve been allowed to drive this way .
      (still not a reference to this incident though as we don’t know what happened )

  3. Terry says:

    The senior officers always show up for the photo op.

    The more things change……….

  4. mmm says:

    In wet weather which we have had most of the day, we need to operate our motor vehicles with greater care. I don,t know the cause of this collision, we hope the injured parties are gonna be okay.

    • powder says:

      I imagine that the cause was at least one of the riders driving like an idiot. Time we all took responsibility and called them out on it. No-one ever does.

    • Involved says:

      Most are fine, thanks for asking.. Praying for one!

  5. rider says:

    This is becoming such a frequent accident spot and the new railings don’t do much… I’ve seen so many people slide out, people need to slow down and a better solution needs to be found.

  6. drunken ursula says:

    well my bus went up Fairmount Princess hill unto south road, the cruise ship passengers very happy to see the hotel…

  7. Pastor Syl says:

    Praying for the injured. Please be safe, everybody.