Photos & Video: Truck Crashes Through Wall

November 15, 2017 | 22 Comments

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision on Wilkinson Avenue this afternoon [Nov 15], in which a truck crashed through a wall, resulting in the vehicle going off the road. Police, ambulance and fire personnel are on scene, and traffic is currently being diverted, and arrangements are being made to remove the vehicle. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.

Update 2.36pm: According to the police, the injuries to the driver are “not believed to be serious,” and a crane is on the way to remove the vehicle.

Update 2.55pm: BELCO also confirmed they had crews onsite to “de-energise the overhead power lines so that the crane being used to remove the truck can do so safely.”

Update 2.59pm:
A truck is on scene to remove the vehicle

Update 3.56pm: The vehicle has been removed, video added below

Update 4.58pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:40pm Wednesday, November 15th police and first responders were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle crash along Wilkinson Avenue in Hamilton parish.

“Details remain limited at this time, but the tractor trailer involved ended up off the road.

“Apparently the driver was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

“BELCO personnel also attended the scene and a crane was required to assist in the recovery of the tractor trailer.

“Traffic diversions are still in effect in the area and motorists should continue to use alternate routes if possible, until further notice.

“Inquiries are underway and any witnesses are asked to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

Update 6.24pm: The police said, “Traffic diversions are no longer in effect in the Wilkinson Avenue, Hamilton parish area. Inquiries into the tractor trailer crash continue. The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the motoring public and area residents for their patience and cooperation.”

In addition, the police posted on social media saying, “This collision today – driver of truck that went off the road – was caused by the driver of a car doing a careless overtake. Truck driver swerved to avoid a collision and the car driver never looked back or stopped to help. Another example of the sad state of our roads.”

Update Nov 16, 11.34am: A police spokesperson said, “Inquiries continue regarding the tractor trailer crash that occurred around 12:40pm Wednesday, November 15th along Wilkinson Avenue in Hamilton parish near Crystal Caves.

“Both the vehicle involved and a wall were damaged in the crash.

“The driver, believed to be a 37-year-old Warwick man, was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and later discharged.

“Witnesses are still encouraged to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. Toodle-oo says:

    Perhaps the self appointed expert on road accidents can come on and give her sage opinion on this crash ?

  2. Family Man says:

    You really have to wonder how???

    • Micro says:

      Mostly likely misjudged how much room they had and clipped the wall pulling the whole truck further left.

      With all the overgrowth through there (a lot of which is on private property), it’s dicey with two cars passing each other let alone a large truck.

      But that’s just my guess. Brakes could’ve failed, could’ve swerved to avoid an idiot on a bike, sudden illness, substance abuse, any combination of things. We’ll likely never know.

  3. Davie Kerr says:

    I can only assume that the wall was going too fast having regard to the prevailing conditions…..

  4. I know says:

    How blad are those tires?

  5. wahoo says:

    Well at least we know they have the material to fix the wall themselves.

  6. Point boy says:

    On the phone. Looking down instead of up

  7. Boze says:

    People please stop assuming! It has been stated .. according to witnesses a car was over taking traffic traveling in the opposite direction…the truck swerved to avoid hitting the car…smdh

    • wahoo says:

      Update came at 6:24. It is real easy to say the truck driver should have stayed the course and left the reckless driver out to dry. I understand his reaction though. Dashboard cameras and bounty for film showing reckless driving might be a good deterrent for the insanity that we are witnessing on our roads.

      I hope the driver of the other vehicle gets punished severely Wilkinson Avenue is no place to be overtaking. He/she should be publicly noted for being an idiot and charged with rebuilding the wall. Someone could have died here today.

      Harrington Sound Road is a dangerous road but gets used by some of our worst drivers as a speedway (oh not you taxi drivers) and Wilkinson Avenue is like the home stretch.

      • Sir Osiris says:

        Excuse me, don’t try to stampede on the basic human rights of people and their privacy. It is people like you who cause the world to get worse and worse, while painting a naive face of content. There is no legal right for people to film others without their consent. It was hard enough for police to get this in America, and it was only gotten due to the horrendous murder rates between cops and criminals. Imagine if people like you got such a horrendous law passed here for vehicles. Do you have a teenage daughter? If you do, she will go 16 and get a bike. Do you want every member of the public recording your daughter in her school skirt as she drives to and fro from school each day? Do you really want everyone to know where you come and go from, even live? Think before you speak next time, because like I said, it is people like you who are dangerous, causing caustic ripples in our society, while being naive of the dire consequences.

        • wahoo says:

          Good lord I am sorry. Let us continue to have carnage like you say our rights could be in jeopardy.

  8. Mrs Brady says:

    He swerved to avoid a politician!

  9. Up D Hill says:

    Heads!! You d man!!

  10. Ouch says:

    That stretch of Wilkinson Avenue is definitely a speedway. The previous day a GP car was well over the limit there after ample use of brakes on the curvy section of Harrington Sound Road. (BTW right rear brake light needs to be replaced.) Didn’t see after the Causway so must have had urgent business at the Airport. Really, makes little sense to speed between Collector’s Hill and the Airport. With road works and Roundabouts we all get there at almost the same time, i.e. still within sight, so under a minute of the zippy driver.

    Then of course, there are drivers with a death wish, like the one who, it appears, caused this accident. Possibly overtaking drivers who were already speeding.

  11. Roger Lambert says:

    HOPE THE TRUCK DRIVER IS OK. THE CAR DRIVER’S LIFE WAS PROBABLY SAVED. CAMERAS AT THE ROUNDABOUT AREA MAY??? I D THE CAR.

  12. JohnBoy says:

    Yeah. I would say the same thing that I swerved to avoid somebody. Well done brah!

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