Collision Involving Two Cars At Flatts Junction

June 26, 2019 | 23 Comments

A 20-year-old woman and a 35-year-old woman were treated at the hospital and discharged following a two car collision in Smith’s parish yesterday [June 25].

A police spokesperson said, “Around 2pm Tuesday, June 25th a reported two car collision occurred at the junction of Middle Road and North Shore Road in Smith’s parish [Flatts Village].

Collision Bermuda, June 25 2019

“It appears that one car was being driven along Middle Road and the other car was being driven along North Shore Road when the vehicles collided at the junction.

“The car that was travelling along Middle Road then struck a wall, causing a section of it to fall.

Collision Bermuda, June 25 2019-1

“Following the collision both drivers, said to be a 20-year-old Pembroke woman a 35-year-old Devonshire woman, were treated at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and later discharged.

“It is also understood that an infant in a child safety seat travelling in the 35-year-old woman’s car was not hurt.

“Any witnesses that have not already come forward are encouraged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. PBanks says:

    Glad the child is unhurt. A good advertisement for the use of child safety seats for our young ones.
    Safe recovery to those involved in the collision.

  2. lizard says:

    Time for traffic lights

  3. mixitup says:

    No indicator to me means you are heading onto northshore and of course they always go straight to Middle Road, but this is a never assume junction.

    • Get it right says:

      I stand to correct this person you only indicate to go on to north shore. Middle road is a straight way and it’s no need to indicate. Now if you indicate to go to middle road and turn to go to north shore would cause and accident

      • Idiot says:

        No it wouldn’t. A person pulling into traffic when it’s unsafe would cause an accident.

        If someone proceeds on the road they’re already on- North Shore- you’re saying they have to indicate to say they’re staying on the same road? Nonsense!

        Indicators are wise to use whichever way you’re going there but one should not suggest you’d be causing an accident if you don’t indicate that you’re going to stay on the path you’re already on!

        • Horsemeat says:

          I believe there is a sign on North Shore Road, close to the bridge, that actually says to indicate right if you are staying on North Shore Road.

          Either way, trusting other drivers to indicate, or not, is foolish. I treat every driver as an idiot. It’s served me well so far.

    • JohnBoy says:

      No indicator means going on to middle road to me.

      • Micro says:

        I don’t take any chances. Very few people actually indicate to go north shore, that’s the problem.

      • wahoo says:

        Could also mean indicator is broken or driver forgot. I avoid that junction if possible especially in rush hour.

      • Unreal says:

        Always amazed by the levels of complete ignorance for how roads are meant to work. At this junction North Shore has the right of way and is the main road.

        If you are coming off North Shore onto Harrington Sound Road you should indicate left, as you would on any road if you were leaving it to join another. If you are continuing along North Shore towards Flatts you should not have to indicate as you are continuing along the same road.

        That said, because no one on this island knows how to drive, I would indicate whether going either left or right.

      • Unreal says:

        As a caveat I’m aware there is a sign specifying you should indicate for a right turn so you should do as your told. That said, the sign is only there because people don’t know how to drive so it’s better safe than sorry.

  4. Unbelievable says:

    I can’t speak to the cause of this collision but no one indicates anymore even on simple turn offs along the road. But ESPECIALLY on this junction, it’s prevalent. I live in the area and I always wait at that stop and make sure no vehicle is coming down North Shore road simply because no one coming from that direction indicates where they are going unless they continue right.

  5. Idiot says:

    No if someone doesn’t indicate, you don’t assume they’re going on middle road. If anything I would assume they’re staying on the road they’re already on- north shore. But in reality you don’t assume anything- you wait until it’s safe to come out. That’s the problem.

    But any reasonable driver would use their indicators.

  6. Conspiracy Theory says:

    And I am certain that both parties involved were travelling at the legal speed limit…..

  7. Mc says:

    Cars coming toward that intersection do not need to indicate if they are going towards north shore. If you look at the yellow line it continues to North Shore. So the vehicle turning towards North Shore isn’t actually turning off of the main road.

    • Get it right says:

      Also there is a sign warning you to indicate it’s on the left just pass the bridge. If you don’t indicate the car on the stop sign don’t know that you are turning right. No wonder there are accidents there. I almost saw it happen again today.

  8. Dread says:

    If there was ever a place in Bermuda that needed a roundabout this would be it.

  9. Get it right says:

    If you are on the stop sign to go toward the aquarium and you are coming on the band to turn onto north shore the person on the stop sign heading toward the aquarium needs to know that you are turning onto north shore. For all you drivers that think that you don’t need to indicate to go to north shore are incorrect I see WHY there are accidents now. Again get it right. Just because it’s a line filling threw the road the people on your left at the stop sign need to know that you are turning. If not you then give them the right to proceed out of the stop sign.

    • Unreal says:

      This is so incorrect I can’t even be bothered to tell you why. Because you’ve already been told multiple time in previous comments. Go to TCD. Get the highway code. Read it. Read it again. And don’t come back until you understand it.

      • Unreal says:

        I will reiterate however that either way you should indicate to declare your intentions as in any situation, because it’s helpful to fellow road users. But your lack of understanding as to what constitutes “right to proceed” is terrifying.

  10. Triangle Drifter says:

    The simple use of an indicator would avoid so many crashes. Why the big secret in not letting others know your intentions? Put the phone down & drive.

  11. Wrong says:

    The person at the junction of middle road is on a STOP sign… that means stop until it is safe to proceed ! It doesn’t mean stop until you assume someone that someone else is turning.

    Northshore through Flatts is a main road and the person on the main road has right of way – regardless of what you may assume. If you come through a stop sign you are at fault if you hit/ are hit by another vehicle.

    Drivers here don’t indicate at the best of times, why would you make any assumptions of what they are going to do when they are not actually turning, regardless of what a sign suggests.

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