Van Strikes Pole, Traffic Diversions In Smith’s

May 12, 2017 | 15 Comments

[Updated] Traffic diversions are currently in effect in the North Shore Road, Jennings Road Smith’s parish area this afternoon [May 12] as a van struck a utility pole, bringing the pole down.

A police spokesperson said, “Traffic diversions are currently in effect in the North Shore Road, Jennings Road Smith’s parish area.

“Motorists are advised to avoid the area until further notice as initial information suggests that a van has struck a utility pole, bringing the pole down.

“At this time no injuries have been reported and an update on the incident will be provided in due course.”

Update 4.17pm: The police said, “Traffic diversions remain in effect until further notice on North Shore Road, Smith’s parish near the junction with Jennings Road following the crash involving a van and a utility pole. There have been no reported injuries and BELCO personnel are on scene to address.”

Update 6.58pm: The police said, “Traffic diversions remain in effect until further notice along a section of North Shore Road in Smith’s parish near the junction with Jennings Road following a crash involving a van and a utility pole that occurred around 2:35pm today [May 12th].

“There have been no reported injuries and BELCO personnel remain on scene addressing the damaged pole.

“An update will be provided once the affected section of North Shore Road is re-opened to normal traffic flow.

Update 10.38pm: The police said, “The van crash scene has now been cleared and traffic flow along that section of North Shore Road in Smith’s parish near the junction with Jennings Road has returned to normal.

“The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the motoring public for their patience and cooperation.”

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  1. paperclip says:

    What happened to the Pole? Hard workers, those eastern Europeans.

  2. Truth is killin' me... says:

    There goes my internet. It just came back on! Hoping the driver is ok.

  3. McGooner says:

    “A deer just ran straight out into de road, officer.”

  4. Say Whaat says:

    Glad no one was hurt. Don’t text and drive people. This could have been worse.

    • bobthebuilder says:

      Driver wasn’t texting. Don’t assume.

      • inna says:

        no where in his post did they say the driver was texting, simply made a statement that bermudians need to stop driving and texting. how many people do you see a day operating vehicles on the road using a device? i see so many i lose count!

  5. wahoo says:

    I always said that was a bad place to put a BELCO pole.

  6. puzzled says:

    Drive on the left in Bermuda right?

  7. Mary says:

    an important text must have come in

  8. Real Onion says:

    de pole was jaywalking ossifer

  9. Bdabye says:

    ZBM news said the diver was distracted by a animal, I believe in the van. Right after the accident I saw a large boxer dog with a lead attached running down the road by Terceira’s gas station. Wonder if the two incidents are related.

  10. Seriously says:

    Almost 9pm. Still no power. How does a single-vehicle accident like this happen?!?!?

  11. BELCO BIRD says:

    Power retsrored.

  12. Zevon says:

    Must have had an overcoming.

  13. Army Life says:

    Aren’t you just tired of those sleep walking (or day walking) utility poles?

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