Three Vehicle Collision on South Road in Warwick

June 14, 2019 | 7 Comments

Two people were treated and discharged from the hospital following a three vehicle collision on South Road in Warwick yesterday afternoon [June 13].

A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:40pm Thursday, June 13th police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a reported collision on South Road in Warwick near the junction with Dunscombe Road.

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“It appears that a taxi was being driven east along South Road followed by a motorcyclist and a car was being driven in the opposite direction when the collision occurred.

“Apparently the car struck the taxi and then the motorcyclist struck the back of the taxi.

“The motorcyclist, said to be a 51-year-old Hamilton parish woman and the car driver, said to be a 79-year-old Southampton man, were hurt.

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“Both were transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment and later discharged. The taxi driver was not injured.

“All three vehicles were damaged and traffic diversions were in effect while the scene was processed. Any witnesses that have not already come forward are asked to call Constable Ryan Swan on the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. puzzled says:

    So much for all the dumb comments about Taxi’s.

    • PANGAEA says:

      I drove taxi for many years .

      Some taxi drivers virtually demand right of way under any and all circumstances, they give the rest of the drivers a bad reputation , some take their driving to the next level ,employing race tract tactics.

      Our speed limit has been determined from the average responsible driver driving in adverse conditions at night.

      These day you never know who you have for a driver or even if they are legal.

      We expect the Governor; Police; Nurses; Pilots ; Bus drivers and many others to be in uniform, the taxi driver should be included, Bermuda is a premium destination and we must act accordingly.

  2. bdaisajoke says:

    So who was in the wrong lane? The car, taxi or both?
    We never get any details.

    • puzzled says:

      Read what is written above; please.

      You do know east and west right?

      See the Taxi?

  3. Lone Wolf says:

    This is just speculation, but most likely both cars were over the line and the bike was following too close. A typical scenario every single day.

    • PANGAEA says:

      You are not thinking , that along with tail gating, overtaking, especially on corners the potential exists that corners cutting is a possibility here , I would venture to agree L.W. that this unfortunate incident seems to be common practice these days especially with larger commercial vehicles.

  4. PANGAEA says:

    If you want to get the true feeing what it is like to be driving at 100 M.P.H. or 160 .9344 K.P.H all you have to do is sit in / on your vehicle on you lawn in the middle of a hurricane, i would venture to say that the feeling thwart with danger which is not too pleasant and to say the least not very exciting as some would have you believe.

    Next question, why do people speed ? i really don’t know why could it be the feeling of independence? or in defiance of the laws of the land.

    Before i go on further the definition of speed is . ” The rate at which someone or something is able to move or operate”. take the one step further as being the relationship between distance and time , we cannot change distance, but we can change time, this only occurs to a certain extent where late becomes early where that situation can only relate to that specific journey.

    There are certain factors that distort the illusion of speed, did you know when driving a pink bus at 35 k feels slower than driving a sports car at the same speed.

    Riding a motorcycle at 70 mph on the interstate after a while you get the illusion that you could get off and walk faster.

    Time does not and will not ever stop.

    Speed or the race against time contributed to the sinking of the Titanic, many people lost their lives, the question arises does speed kill, you do not want to bet your life on it ?

    Speed is where this phenomenon becomes a battle with the clock in which you could become the looser simply because there is always a price to pay, as luck plays no part in it.

    All that seems harmless enough until we arrive at the point where or our ability to control the vehicle is lost.

    Control is also lost unless there are special controlled circumstances or the lack thereof people do not go to the race track just for the sake of speed ,they go to see crashes with throw away cars / bikes and people.

    That brings me to the point where excessive speed and the loss of control contributes to to the majority
    of avoidable vehicle collisions.

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