Car Driver Crashes Overboard In Southampton

January 5, 2019 | 7 Comments

[Updated] Around 5:20pm today [Jan 5] emergency personnel responded to a car crash on Middle Road in Southampton, with the police saying that a “car went off the road and ended up overboard” while the driver “escaped the crash unharmed.”

Car Overboard Bermuda, January 5 2019-32-4

A police spokesperson said, “Around 5:20pm today [January 5th] police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle car crash on Middle Road in Southampton.

“Initial information indicates that a car went off the road and ended up overboard, partially submerged, in the vicinity of Five Star Island.

“Apparently the driver, said to be a 60-year-old man, escaped the crash unharmed and was the only person in the vehicle at the time.

“There were minimal traffic delays in the area following the incident and it is understood arrangements will be made to remove the vehicle involved in due course.

“Any witnesses to this crash are asked to call the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

Car Overboard Bermuda, January 5 2019-32-2-2

The BFRS said,”The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service dispatch received a call from police at 5:17pm reporting a car over an embankment near Five Star Island in Southampton. The driver was not injured in the incident. Fire and Recue Service and KEMH assistance was not required.”

Update January 6, 5.07pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 5:20pm Saturday, January 5th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle car crash on Middle Road in Southampton.

“It now appears that the car involved was being driven in the eastbound lane of Middle Road when it struck the roadside wooden fence, went down an embankment and ended up overboard, partially submerged, in the vicinity of Five Star Island.

“Apparently the driver, said to be a 60-year-old Paget man, escaped the crash unharmed and was the only person in the vehicle at the time.

“There were minimal traffic delays in the area following the incident and it is understood arrangements will be made to remove the car involved in due course.

“Any witnesses to this crash are asked to call the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. The Worst thing that W&E ever done in that area, was take away all the trees on that sharp, bend that worked as a buffer, to prevent this sort of thing from happening, that stretch of corner has been a frequent accident spot for years,and several vehicles have gone into the railings and the trees,in years past, and this don’t excuse the behavior of any drivers, but it could prevent a life if the trees were still there.

    I can not speak to this situation, but knew this was bound to happen, to frequent of a spot, and now the proof is in your face.

    • Pisces Girl says:

      Casuarina trees needed to be gotten rid of island wide. Their roots are extremely destructive and are causing our island to break off in chunks. Glad they got ride of them.

  2. eyes wide open says:

    funny looking Volkswagen Schwimmwagen

  3. puzzled says:

    Lucky.

  4. I am happy that you lived and that you are okay and unharmed.
    That area, since the trees have been cleared, is somewhat dangerous. It is open and unprotected!!
    Anyone travelling n that area has to WATCH IT!!

  5. PANGAEA says:

    Just like me, I guess that many of you are wondering what caused the car to leave the road ? the answer for now is we just don’t know ! we may never find out .

    Many people get into dificulty with their vehicles for no apparant reason, that is not a satisfactory solution , because every thing has reason justifyable or other wise.

    Where does it all start ? for a car it has to be the tires which are the most crital component of any and all vehicles.

    To take this several steps further tire condition comes into question . How many cars are being driven with worn out unsafe tires ?

    How may cars are being driver with over or under inflated tires ? Both are dangerouse ! Over inflated tires in the summer may explode under inflated tire have drastic effect on vehicle steering control.

    *** CORRECT TIRE PRESSURE CAN NOT BE DETERMINED BY JUST LOOKING AT THE TIRE ***

    Tire care and inflation is not some mystic art or rocket science, the tire pressure information in P.S.I or Pounds per Squqre Inch is posted sticker by the manufacturer on the drivers side door jam.

    Not all tires are the same.
    Not all vehicles are the same.
    Not all tire pressures are the same

    You may ask how often should my tires be checked some owners manuals say every 14 days, I check my tires every week for positive traction and positive braking vehicle comfort plays a big part in the equasion.

    Tires today don’t come cheep so take care of your tires and they will take care of you.

    Please can you all slow down and enjoy the ride .

  6. OMG says:

    Get ready to see a lot more cars going over the cliff and into the water. Compliments of W&E. Sometimes the powers that be should just think intelligently before making decisions.

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