Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Warwick

February 28, 2018 | 9 Comments

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision this evening [Feb 28] on Camp Road in Warwick which appeared to involve a motorcycle and van.

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, police and an ambulance attended the scene where a man was cared for before being transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Traffic was diverted away from the area while police processed the scene. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.

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Update 8.52pm: A police spokesperson said, “Police and other first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place at 7:29pm on Camp Road in Warwick.

“It appears that a van was traveling South and a male on a motorcycle was traveling north when they collided.

“As a result, the 25 year old male rider was taken to the hospital where he is presently being treated with injuries at this point are classified as serious.

“The area has been cordoned off while the scene is being processed.

“Police are appealing for witnesses to contact police on 295-0011.”

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Update Mar 1, 11.37am: A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [March 1st] the 25 year old male motorcyclist – believed to be from Southampton – injured in a collision with a van around 7:30pm Wednesday, February 28th on Camp Road in Warwick had been treated and discharged from hospital.

“He was then arrested on suspicion of impaired driving as inquiries continue. Any witnesses are still encouraged to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. Rollwiththepunches says:

    Probably driving too slow.

  2. heineken4me says:

    Man guys fly round dat road all de time is no wonder there aren’t more accidents especially coming round dat corner SMH

  3. JohnBoy says:

    If they were heading in opposite directions then they should have been in opposite lanes so how………nevermind.

  4. FalconRe says:

    People should never judge either driver in such accidents, because everyone has experienced random things that happen when driving. The sun could glare in your eye at the wrong angle, a rat or a cat could sprint across the road suddenly, a patch of oil on the road, a bad pothole in the road, a nail or sharp object in the road that punctures your tire, a rock on the road that makes your vehicle bump or jump off balance, or even a bad sneeze just say… it doesnt always have to be speed or dangerous driving or ignorance. Just saying. I see and have experienced so many close calls, almost every day. Mothers with their babies in cars drifting like 4 feet from the side of the road to “keep them safe” while getting close to the centre line and oncoming traffic, is another issue though.

    • PANGAEA says:

      May I offer alternate solutions FalconRe,as your thoughts and your advice is well taken .

      Keep clear and give room.

  5. PANGAEA says:

    TIRE PRESSURE.

    It is a known fact tht you can not tell if a tire on any vehicle is correctly inflated by just looking at it.
    Tires do not need much air to appear to be properly inflated .

    Under inflated tires causes the tires to over heat, also with limp side walls,causes the vehicle to be unstable, also under inflation can cause excessive tire ware.

    Small tires are dificult to inflate to the correct pressure, they can” BURP” and loose pressure when hitting pot holes.

    Over inflation of tires reduce to total amount of grip in corners .

    Driving on wet or oil covered roads is dangerouse and requires extra caution.

    Many accidents are caused by the front tires loosing traction in corners, this applies to bikes and cars.

  6. PANGAEA says:

    LOSS OF TIRE AIR PRESSURE.

    Catastrophic loss of front tire pressure while riding ?

    The bike will zig zag and become uncontrolable.

    Rider should slide back on the seat as far as posibleto to put weight over the back wheel .

    Slow the bike to a stop using the rear brake only.

    Same practice applies for aproaching sand on the road.

    MEANS OF ESCAPE
    Always look for a means of escape, a hedge is softer than a wall or an on coming vehicle.

    Never use the front brake while cornering, the bike can slip away from under you.

  7. PANGAEA says:

    VEHICLE REAR VIEW MIRRORS. >>>>> ” The poor mans radar”.<<<<<

    Check your rear view mirors frequently.

    Having correctly adjusted the rear view mirrors on your vehicle for night and day driving is the same as having an extra pair of eyes giving you almost 360 view of your surundings and aids in avoiding accidents which saves lives and prevents injury.

    VEHICLE BLIND SPOTS.

    The exceptions are the blind spots caused by the A = front,B = middle,C = rear. pilars holding up the roof, this is where extra care is required.

    Car drivers, it is always wise to turn your head to double check the location of your vehicles blind spots,and on coming vehicles,never overtake or change lanes unless you are absolotely posative that it is safe to do so.
    This same theoy also applies to Motor cycles with only two small mirors, having a much wider angle of blind space .

    Overtaking has never been a wise practice, there is always another vehicle coming from the oposite direction.

    " Is it better to have a vehicle in front of you where you can see it ,or a vehicle behind you where you cant ?"

  8. PANGAEA says:

    MIRORS
    Further to the article on MIRORS, may I remind you that some ,if not all mirors on cars and bikes are convex this festure is designed to give a wider angle of rear view.

    THE DOWN SIDE.
    Curved mirors/ convex mirors creat the illusion that the object / vehicle is further to the rear, be warned, in reality, that is not the case, when infact objects are phisically much closer, always take time well before altering course to visually check for on coming vehicles before changing course.

    Signaling does not give you the automatic right to change course you are responsible to determine that it is safe for your vehicle to do so .

    It is wise for following vehicle to stay with in the 2 second zone.

    These facts applies to motor cycles also.

    I will not tell you ever again to drive/ride safe, it is up to you to do that.

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