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Man Escapes Overturned Car in Southampton

Man Escapes Overturned Car in Southampton

Emergency services responded to the South Road, Eastdale Lane Southampton area tonight [May 19] where they found an overturned car with the driver already out of the vehicle. Police spokesperson Robin Simmons said, “Around 11:30pm Friday, May 19th police and first responders were dispatched to a report of an overturned car in the South Road, Eastdale... Read more of this article

Rider Injured In Collision In Critical Condition

Rider Injured In Collision In Critical Condition

A 46 year old man was transported to hospital on Friday night [May 19] following a serious collision on Harrington Sound Road involving a truck and a motorcycle that resulted in the man “expected to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition” police said. Police Media Relations Manager Robin Simmons said, “Around 11:00pm... Read more of this article

Two Visitors Injured In Rental Cycle Collision

Two Visitors Injured In Rental Cycle Collision

A 58-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were taken to hospital via ambulance for treatment following a collision on Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton parish yesterday [May 18] and are now recovering in stable condition on a general ward. A police spokesperson said, “Around 1pm Thursday, May 18th police and first responders were dispatched to... Read more of this article

Video: Skipper Describes Boat Sinking & Rescue

Video: Skipper Describes Boat Sinking & Rescue

Esprit de Corps IV, skippered by Gilles Barbot finished the Antigua Bermuda Race today [May 18] after seven days at sea, and for the last day and a half of the race, the vessel had six extra passengers; Les Crane and the crew of Monterey who had to abandon their sinking Farr 56 in the early hours of Wednesday some 200 miles off the finish in Bermuda. After... Read more of this article

Police Appeal For Witnesses To Fatal Collision

Police Appeal For Witnesses To Fatal Collision

The police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision that claimed the life of 23-year-old Jokeem Richardson on Blue Hole Hill in Hamilton parish on May 10th. A police spokesperson said, “The investigation and appeal for witnesses continues regarding the fatal collision that claimed the life of 23-year-old Jokeem Richardson, which occurred... Read more of this article

Visitors Injured In Collision In Hamilton Parish

Visitors Injured In Collision In Hamilton Parish

[Updated] There are currently traffic delays in the Shark Hole Hill, Hamilton parish area due to a collision involving two visitors which the police said “may involve serious injury.” At 1.45pm, a police spokesperson said, “A collision has been reported in the Shark Hole Hill, Hamilton parish area. “Details are limited at this time.... Read more of this article

Fire Extinguished In “Makeshift Dwelling”

Fire Extinguished In “Makeshift Dwelling”

At approximately 4:24pm on Tuesday [May 16] the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a brush fire near Spice Farm in Southampton and “discovered an area producing substantial smoke from a natural cave that appeared to be used as a makeshift dwelling.” Fire Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis said, “The Bermuda Fire and... Read more of this article

Rental Cycle & Car Collision In Sandys Parish

Rental Cycle & Car Collision In Sandys Parish

[Updated] A male and female were taken to hospital via ambulance following a collision today [May 17] on Malabar Road in Sandys. A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:30pm Wednesday, May 17th police and first responders were dispatched to a reported collision in the Malabar Road, Sandys parish area. “Initial information suggests that the collision... Read more of this article

Video: Land Rover Bar Crash Into Emirates Team

Video: Land Rover Bar Crash Into Emirates Team

The second practice race day in Bermuda, ended in a pre start collision when Land Rover BAR collided with Emirates Team New Zealand after they had been comprehensively shut out in last stages of the pre start sequence. Peter Burling on the helm of Emirates Team New Zealand had done a good job securing the favoured leeward end of the line and shutting... Read more of this article

Collisions: $2.65M In Insurance Claims In 2016

Collisions: $2.65M In Insurance Claims In 2016

“In addition to the tragic loss of loved ones through sudden death and injury from road traffic crashes [RTCs], Bermuda spent $2.65M in health insurance claims in 2016,” the Bermuda Health Council said today. “According to the Bermuda Police Service there were 1,400 road traffic crashes recorded in this period. These costs do not include... Read more of this article

BFRS Extinguishes Darrell’s Island Brush Fire

BFRS Extinguishes Darrell’s Island Brush Fire

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a brush fire this afternoon [May 13] located on Darrell’s Island in Hamilton Harbour. With the assistance of a police marine unit, the fire service crew made their way to the island with their equipment and found an area of brush burning and smoldering. The fire was quickly extinguished... Read more of this article

Van Strikes Pole, Traffic Diversions In Smith’s

Van Strikes Pole, Traffic Diversions In Smith’s

[Updated] Traffic diversions are currently in effect in the North Shore Road, Jennings Road Smith’s parish area this afternoon [May 12] as a van struck a utility pole, bringing the pole down. A police spokesperson said, “Traffic diversions are currently in effect in the North Shore Road, Jennings Road Smith’s parish area. “Motorists... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Edmund Prentis

Police Confirm Death Of Edmund Prentis

The police have now confirmed the death of 68-year-old American visitor Edmund Prentis, who died following a collision involving his rental cycle and a car in Warwick yesterday. Mr Prentis’ death marked the fourth road fatality of the year, and the second in less than 24 hours. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can... Read more of this article