Bus Rolls Into Parked Van At Hamilton Terminal

February 9, 2017

[Updated] Police attended a collision at the Hamilton Bus Terminal at approximately 1.30pm this afternoon where it appears a bus rolled backwards, colliding into a parked van.

The impact appears to have forced the van into another van parked behind the first. Unofficial reports indicate that nobody was injured in the incident. Details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.

Update Feb 10, 4.03pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:30pm on Thursday, February 9th, police officers attended a reported three vehicle damage only collision on Washington Street South in the City of Hamilton involving a bus and two vans.

“It appears that a bus parked at the Pembroke terminal rolled back and struck a parked van, pushing that vehicle into a second parked van.

“There were no reported injuries, as all three vehicles were unoccupied at the time. However, the three vehicles involved were damaged.”

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  1. Father Ted says:

    Could have been a lot worse!

    • smh says:

      They need to just go ahead and put traffic pylons or some pvc up on the sidewalk so nobody gets killed. Clearly this is going to happen until someone dies.

  2. Lol says:

    Again??? Learn to use your brakes. SMH

    • JJ says:

      If the brakes work… Most of those buses on the road are accidents waiting to happen. I was on a bus the other day and the door kept opening by itself. Every time the driver closed it, it’ll open again. That’s not the first time I’ve seen that happen either that’s only 1 story of the many I can tell.

  3. Wahoo says:

    Oh that always happens.

    • Onion Juice says:

      Not in de budget to have them serviced properly.

    • frank says:

      like why the hell are vehicles allowed to park on this road

      • Y-Gurl says:

        Oh let’s take all the vehicles off the road and make room for busses SMH

      • Longtail says:

        theres more than enough room to have parked cars. its also a loading zone people need these for work.

        anyway, it would be a waste of space,,, im guessing buses will not be running again tomorrow because of the protest…

  4. Micro says:

    Poor design shows itself yet again.

  5. Terry says:

    OH NO!!!!

    Errant buses …..what next

  6. JohnBoy says:

    Is this still a thing?

  7. Cynical says:

    Purpose made excuse for a walk-out tomorrow

  8. Fisherman says:

    NO PARKING along that street

    • Y-Gurl says:

      Stupid idea, we have business there, how about we teach these clowns to drive and maintain these vehicles

    • Caroline c says:

      Why? Not the parked vehicles fault. At least it stopped the bus or it could have crushed a pedestrian ro run into a shop. Prosecute.

    • PBanks says:

      Yeah, so instead the bus would roll onto the sidewalk and into the building. Don’t blame the driver of the legally parked business vehicle.

  9. Fisherman says:

    NO Parking along that street – it is bad enough people are walking willy nilly across the area, people walking in front of the bus parking bay or people including children sitting on the curb where the bus will stop.

  10. Proud Bermudian says:

    Hope no one was hurt

    • Jingas says:

      Take time to read the story and not just the comments and you’ll have your answer.

  11. TimBuc says:

    Tax payers will foot the bill AGAIN!!!

  12. darren says:

    it was a bad design right from the start i think we should get a canadian company to build us a new one i would gladly broker the deal as long as know one asks my commission

    • Zevon says:

      There have been times when you could get a finder’s fee for having your own company do a contract for another entity for which you are a trustee.
      Can’t bring that up though. 6 years ago now qualifies as ancient history.

  13. Be Realistic says:

    I think you will find that service vehicles are permitted to park along there as long as they are attending a site in the vicinity. If it were parked correctly, then the bus driver should be more than capable of seeing it in their rear view mirror or with the guidance of the PTB employee that is employed at great expense to patrol with their stop sign to make sure that this doesn’t happen

  14. Y-Gurl says:

    Damn idiots need to maintain their garbage

  15. Point boy says:

    Looking at the pictures, it’s pretty funny. The little white van got barely a dent, while the back end of the bus is all pushed in!

    Glad nobody was hurt.

  16. Micro says:

    Ultimately this is an issue of wear, these are large heavy vehicles parked on a hill. Constant daily strain on the parking brake leading to sudden, premature failure.

    All these instances aren’t cases of the driver for forgetting to apply the park brake. The last one if I remember correctly was a brake failure.

  17. Onionlife says:

    I also get tired of the ‘Next stop’ Push buttons not working on many busses. Tired of having to call out over everybody’s head. PTB- keep up with the Maintenance, that is what we pay for with our seat.

  18. Brian says:

    Likely got excited that Chris gave them Friday off

  19. Common cent$ says:

    Pretty obvious the driver didn’t place bus In park and set e brake. Someone could have been killed and if this was the case on why this happened- serious disciplinary action should be taken.