Truck Crashes Overboard In Hamilton Parish

February 17, 2017

[Updated] Emergency services responded to the Hamilton parish area this afternoon [Feb 17] following a collision which resulted in the truck going overboard. The truck crashed through bushes, over the edge and landed in the water quite a distance below. Details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.

Update 4.26pm: Emergency services have left the scene, and the truck remains there, as obviously it will not be easy to remove.

Update 4.59pm: Police confirm the driver was not injured, with a police spokesperson said, “Around 2:30pm on Friday, February 17th police and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel responded to a reported collision in Hamilton parish involving a truck.

“Details are limited at this time. However, initial information suggests that the truck went over an embankment in the Cottage Hill Road, Abbot’s Crescent area.

“Apparently the driver of the truck was able to escape unharmed. An update will be provided if additional information becomes available.”

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  1. Fluffy says:

    Wow!!! I hope the driver is ok!! And that water is freezing!!!

  2. Terry says:

    Guess the occupant/s are ok.

    Shalom.

  3. Hummmm says:

    1st!!!!!!!

  4. Point boy says:

    Hope nobody got injured. I also hope you have good insurance. An accident like that can bankrupt a small-business.

  5. sue dumps says:

    Hope someone can clean up all that oil/fluid too smh! Hope the driver is ok!

    • Seriouly says:

      Sorry to tell you but that is not going to be cleaned up. Just as a matter of interest how would you clean up that , besides from removing the source don’t think anything else will happen. Not quite the Exxon Valdez.

      • sage says:

        Maybe put a boom around the immediate area and oil absorbent pads, pump the floating oil out and clean the affected shoreline? I don’t know, don’t we have an emergency measures plan and equipment in case of a large spill?

  6. TimBuc says:

    In other news water is wet!!!

  7. Biggest fan says:

    Please be safe

  8. wahoo says:

    That was no accident! That is Onion Juice’s entry into America’s Cup.

    • Flipper says:

      More like Team ubp/OBA after the next election votes are counted.

      • Bully Beef says:

        That’s our government budget after the PLP government left. Underwater.

  9. Bermudian girl says:

    Glad the driver espaced without ingury. Sorry it was so cold. Hope that wasn’t his livelihood

    • Seriouly says:

      No. Oh course it’s not his livelihood. He was just out for a Sunday drive and decided to go for a swim. Most trucks in bermuda are just for leisure, except for all those ford 150′s style trucks

  10. San George says:

    Not the driver’s truck either.

  11. Triangle Drifter says:

    Oh no! Think I know whose truck that is.

  12. Ingrid l says:

    Lord is that over Harrington sound side? Looks like Shark Hole vicinity! Can’t wait to find out what happened there….Driver, you are so lucky, good thing it didn’t land wheels up, cab down!!!

  13. ticktock says:

    plp’s dreams torpedoed!

  14. Lone Wolf says:

    That’s quite a drop. The driver is lucky to escape that uninjured. I’m pretty sure he needed some wipes and new pants after that one ….

  15. Onion says:

    SCUBARU

  16. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    May Allah bless the driver and occupants to be safe and sound,and his family and business not to suffer undue stress,inconvience, heartache and trauma….Peace.

    • Family Man says:

      But allah couldn’t stop him going over the cliff? Pretty useless magic man.

  17. Dangel says:

    @lonewolf – The truck driver had an angel with him and he received his miracle! A Life changing experience.

  18. thetruth says:

    Bermuda drivers are crap aren’t they.
    It’s lucky he didn’t kill anyone.

    • Point boy says:

      @the truth.
      You are absolutely incorrect. We have some of the best truck-drivers! Have you seen the size of the trucks on our tiny roads? They stay in there lane also. Unlike some of the (Desperate Housewives) out there in there oversized SUV’s

      • Zevon says:

        Until they drive through a wall into the water. Or into a tree. When they do that, they’re crap aren’t they.
        By the way, the word you’re looking for is “their”.

        • Point boy says:

          Thanks for the spelling tip mate. I’m blue-collar, been out of school a long time.

  19. ImJustSayin says:

    Politics is in eveything. SMH!

  20. Non mariner says:

    That bye just stole my non mariners race idea…..

  21. JohnBoy says:

    I’m just here to read the comments…

  22. Andrew Dice Clay says:

    Lots of funny comments, lots of dislikes on those comments. You people ain’t got no sense of humor. Lighten up, like the americas cup comment and the non mariners race comment, plp comment not really funny,,, just very true