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Bus Driver Praises Bystanders & Firefighters

Bus Driver Praises Bystanders & Firefighters

[Written by Don Burgess] “Everybody is calling me a hero, but I just did my job.” This from humble driver Stacey Simmons whose bus was a total write-off after being engulfed in flames. Mr. Simmons was behind the wheel of the bus, which was travelling from Watford Bridge to Somersfield Academy, when it caught fire around 7:40am near St. Mary’s... Read more of this article

49-Year-Old Arrested After Motorcycle Collision

49-Year-Old Arrested After Motorcycle Collision

[Updated] A 49-year-old Warwick man was injured in a motorcycle collision last night in Middle Road, Store Hill Smiths parish area. A police spokesperson said, “Around 10:20pm on Tuesday, March 7th police and first responders were dispatched to a reported serious single vehicle motorcycle collision in the Middle Road, Store Hill Smith’s parish... Read more of this article

Bus Fire: BIU President Expresses Concern

Bus Fire: BIU President Expresses Concern

BIU President Chris Furbert has expressed deep concern following this morning’s bus fire, saying that as recently as February 2017 he met with the Transport Minister and Premier “at which time he again expressed his concern with regards to the Public Transportation Department,” and also noted that he will be meeting with the Director... Read more of this article

Counsellors Assist Students After Bus Fire

Counsellors Assist Students After Bus Fire

Students who were on the bus that caught fire this morning have had the chance to meet with guidance counsellors, with both schools moving to support the students after the fire. School Bus Catches Fire At around 7.40am today, the bus — which was transporting students from both Warwick Academy and Somersfield — caught fire on Middle Road... Read more of this article

Bus Driver Commended, Investigation Underway

Bus Driver Commended, Investigation Underway

Authorities continue an investigation into a school bus fire that occurred this morning on Middle Road, Warwick, with the bus, traveling from Watford Bridge to Somersfield Academy, carrying students when it caught fire just after 7am near St. Mary’s Road, forcing an immediate evacuation. “There were no injuries, as the bus operator safely escorted... Read more of this article

Photos: Bus Fire In Warwick, No Injuries Reported

Photos: Bus Fire In Warwick, No Injuries Reported

[Updating] A bus fire is causing traffic diversions on Middle Road in Warwick this morning, with the police confirming that there were no injuries reported. A police spokesperson said, “Traffic diversions are currently in effect on Middle Road, Warwick near junction with St. Mary’s Road due to a bus on fire. Apparently there are no reported... Read more of this article

Fire Alarm Results In Evacuation At Airport Today

Fire Alarm Results In Evacuation At Airport Today

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a fire alarm activation at the LF Wade International Airport shortly before noon today [March 3], resulting in the building being evacuated and a traffic backlog as access to the property was restricted. A spokesperson confirmed that “there was a fire alarm activation that required the... Read more of this article

“Rochelle Was Truly A Wonderful Individual”

“Rochelle Was Truly A Wonderful Individual”

On behalf of the Government, Premier Michael Dunkley extended condolences to the family and friends of Rochelle Butterfield, who passed away earlier today following a collision. Mrs. Butterfield worked at the Cabinet Office as part of the Administrative support team. Premier Dunkley said, “Rochelle was a beloved member of our Cabinet Office family... Read more of this article

4-Year-Old Moved From ICU To General Ward

4-Year-Old Moved From ICU To General Ward

The 4-year-old boy struck by a truck while riding his bicycle on Monday has been transferred from the ICU to a general ward at the hospital, where he is listed stable condition. A police spokesperson said, “At last check earlier this afternoon [Wednesday, March 1st] the 4 year old boy injured by a truck around 5:15pm Monday, February 27th while... Read more of this article

Rochelle Butterfield Dies Following Collision

Rochelle Butterfield Dies Following Collision

[Updated] Emergency services responded to Kindley Field Road in St. George’s at approximately 1.30am this morning [March 1] where a motorcycle was involved in a crash that resulted in the female passenger’s death. Police Media Relations Manager Robin Simmons said, “Around 1.30am, police and first responders were dispatched to a reported... Read more of this article

4-Year-Old In ICU After Being Struck By Truck

4-Year-Old In ICU After Being Struck By Truck

A 4-year-old boy is in stable condition in the ICU after being struck by a truck while riding his bicycle on Seawall Drive in Sandys parish. A police spokesperson said, “Around 5:15pm on Monday, February 27th police and first responders were dispatched to a reported collision involving a truck and a 4-year-old boy on Seawall Drive in Sandys parish. “It... Read more of this article

Motorcyclist Injured In Southampton Collision

Motorcyclist Injured In Southampton Collision

[Updated] A female motorcyclist was injured in a collision this afternoon [Feb 25] on Middle Road in Southampton resulting in her being transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment to unknown injuries. A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:45pm on Saturday, February 25th police and first responders were dispatched to a reported... Read more of this article

Crashed Truck Still  “Stuck” In Hamilton Parish

Crashed Truck Still “Stuck” In Hamilton Parish

After crashing over an embankment last Friday, the truck remains in the same position this afternoon [Feb 22], partially submerged in the water in the Abbot’s Crescent, Hamilton parish area. The truck crashed quite a distance over the embankment, with the police previously confirming that 41-year-old man was attempting to start the truck when it... Read more of this article