Truck Pulled Down Wires At Paget Traffic Lights

July 17, 2019 | 10 Comments

[Updated] A tractor trailer truck has pulled down overhead wires this afternoon [July 17] in the area of the Paget traffic lights.

A police spokesperson said, “It appears that a tractor trailer truck has pulled down overhead wires at the Paget traffic lights, located at the junction of Middle Road and South Road in Paget.

“Traffic delays are expected and motorists are advised to avoid the area until further notice.”

Update 7.34pm: A police spokesperson said, “The downed wires have been repaired and police officers are no longer directing traffic at the Paget traffic lights.

“The traffic lights, which were temporarily out of order following the incident, are now back in operation.

“The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the motoring public for their patience and cooperation while the necessary repairs were made by BELCO personnel and other relevant technicians.“

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  1. Point boy says:

    In sure quite a few businesses lost out because of that.

    • sandgrownan says:

      Hundreds were inconvenienced heading out of town…I presume charges are in order for being a crap driver?

      • Onion Peels says:

        Not likely. Once you know whose truck it was you’ll know there will never be any repercussions.

  2. justasuggestion says:

    Is it not part of the theory test to know road limitations, ie, speeds heights weights. Fine em

  3. Dunn Juice says:

    No body was able to get to the NEW Bermudiana Beach club.

  4. Ringmaster says:

    It was a clear case of no one having checked the height of the abnormal load. What I’ve seen in the past is someone on the load with a pole to lift the low wires (which are not live) to allow the vehicle to proceed. Basic but effective.

  5. CURIOU$ says:

    More likely not the driver’s fault but the wires hanging too low.

    • driving is the driver's responsibility says:

      I am not sure why you would think that. I guess the next thing you will say is if your car hits a wall the wall is to blame? It is the responsibility of a driver to know the condition of their load and the environment around it- same for any car.
      The wires were there- noone else had hit them.
      It was the DRIVER’S FAULT.

  6. Um ahhhh says:

    Driver first and formost is responsible for his/her load period and the employer in this case is liable..

  7. CURIOU$ says:

    So if I don’t maintain my property and a tree hanging into the road and you hit it, it is your fault….

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