165 Visit KEMH Due To Road Accidents In May

June 12, 2019 | 7 Comments

165 people visited the Hospital’s Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre last month due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB].

The statistics for May 2019 show that of the 165 victims that required services, eleven were admitted to a KEMH General Wing, one was admitted to the ICU, and one was 18 years old or younger. Seventeen cases involved tourists.

The full BHB Road Traffic Accident Statistics 2019 follows below [PDF here]:

2019 Bermuda Hospitals Board Road Traffic Accident Statistics May

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  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    165 people were “admitted” to hospital. That does not count those who were treated and released.

    If 165 people was a monthly average that would amount to nearly 2,000 actually 1,980) people per year being admitted to hospital for road traffic collisions.

    How much worse does this situation have to get before it is recognised as a national emergency that needs urgent attention?

    The rules of the road are ignored by people with impunity. I see it every day. Traffic lights and stop signs do not apply to bikes at all and even some car drivers are now ignoring them.

    It is time for the politicians to give the police the resources they need to tackle this problem!

    • sage says:

      People are still driving drunk with impunity and despite causing between half and three quarters of our annual fatalities, the BHB stats don’t bother to include the causes of ‘accidents’ to reveal the facts about which are as a result of liquor, drugs, speeding, wet roads etc., it’s as if no one wants to be able to make informed decisions backed up by accurate itemized data. So assumptions, myths and blame shifting run rampant.

    • PBanks says:

      It’s incredible. Not sure which is more crazy, the 165 in a month or that the powers that be haven’t considered this as a national crisis in need of urgent attention.

    • Just Reading says:

      It says 165 people visited the hospital and 11 were admitted.. so those who were treated and released are included.

  2. JohnBoy says:

    Most, I am sure, could have been avoided.

  3. NCM says:

    Crazy on such a small island to have 633 “accidents” in five months. Here’s one way to reduce healthcare costs for everyone, stop the carnage on the roads! Imagine what all these accidents cost, not to mention the lifelong medical issues that result from some of these accidents. (And yes I am sympathetic to those who have been injured through no fault of their own.)

  4. Esme E says:

    Having just returned from my second five day visit to Bermuda, I appeal to ALL who have the power to do something about this distressful situation.

    1. INCREASE FINES
    2. REMOVE BIKES AND CARS from REPEAT OFFENDERS
    3. Do NOT LET TOURISTS RENT BIKES OR TWIZZIES
    4. SHOW REPEAT OFFENDERS THE CARNAGE AND HAVE THEM CLEAN IT UP!

    We love Bermuda and plan to return, but PLEASE DO SOMETHING!;

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