Video/Photos: Crashed Car Removed From Water

October 24, 2015

[Updated with video] A man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after crashing a car through a wall on Harbour Road in Paget, ending up overboard in the harbour.

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A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:48am on Saturday 24-October, Police responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on Harbour Road in Paget near the junction of Lovers Lane.

“It was reported that the male driver of a motorcar travelling west collided with a retaining wall on the northern side of the carriageway next to Lower Ferry before going overboard into the harbour.

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“The male driver who was the only occupant inside the vehicle was apparently not injured, however he was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving.

“Police wish to advise the motoring public that between 8:30am – 9:30am on Sunday 25-October, there will be some traffic disruption in the area of Highwood Lane/Harbour Road, Paget, allowing work crews to safely remove the vehicle from the harbour.


“During this time traffic diversions will occur at North Roundabout / Harbour Road and Chapel Road / Harbour Road, Paget. We would also like to thank the motoring public in advance for their consideration in this matter and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Update Oct 25, 9.39am: The car was removed from the harbour by a crane this morning, photos and videos of the process added below.

The process began at approximately 8.30am, with a police diver going in the water to disconnect the line that had fixed the car to the shore, and connect a line from the crane to the car.

The crane then pulled the car out, and held the car over the water for a while, allowing the water to drain out of the car. Following that, the crane lifted the car over the wall, and deposited it on Harbour Road, where it was subsequently taken away by a tow truck.


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  1. Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

    this will be on emoo as spares next week!!

  2. Widget says:

    Happy to see your okay, and very happy to see you’ll finally be taken off the roads before you kill someone.

  3. spoons says:

    I hope he is okay. He must have been going fast to crash through the wall.

    • Family Man says:

      Him, I don’t care much about. I’m glad he didn’t injure anyone else with his dangerous driving antics.

    • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

      Not really…those wall are decrepit anyway.

      • Hope says:

        If you’re travelling West then that means you were on the wrong side of the road when you hit the wall!

    • sage says:

      Judging by the hole size and shape, it looks like he flipped end over end, great job further polluting the harbour.

  4. Paget says:

    Why can’t people just stop mashing up Paget walls, go to your own parish. Still glad they are not hurt. Old saying, God loves children and drunks.

    • Right says:

      What if that is his parish.

    • Onion Juice says:

      People are not restricted to parishes, well that’s how it used to be.

    • Codfish says:

      Paget has some of the worst roads. Nuff said.

    • Verly says:

      What a silly comment. Don’t care what happens, as long as it’s not in your backyard?
      I hope this man is made to pay all associated costs with this operation.

  5. Hurricane says:

    Probably lives in Paget, often these things happen close to home

  6. Y-gurl says:

    Damn idiot he should be banned for life

  7. Widget says:

    My God you an old bitter piece of work. Stop living in the past mate.

  8. Ian says:

    Another fine moment brought to you by the kind folks of Bermuda’s established liquor wholesalers… While the nonviolent drug offenders continue to be portrayed as societal menaces. Bermuda… The land where God given sensibility goes to die.

    • Zevon says:

      Yeah cause no one on drugs ever had a car accident.

      • Ian says:

        you really wanna go there… And compare alcohol induced violence and accidents by users versus that of recreational drug users. Lol… So obvious what world you live in.

      • sage says:

        Alcohol is a drug.

    • WarwickBoy says:

      The individual driving that car is responsible for his choices and actions – no one else is!

      • Ian says:

        What is the point ur making? You are aware of the impact drinking alcohol has on making choices right, especially if whether to have another drink. This type of stuff doesn’t happen when one smokes a joint for example.

        • Skipjack says:


          Take your recreational drug use soapbox and go play in traffic.


  9. Zevon says:

    He’ll just say he was tired. That’s how you get off these days.

  10. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    Those walls along that bit of road are very unstable anyway…should remove them and put steel guide rails…at least to prevent any further chances of going into the water.

  11. BillyG says:

    Where’s his spectator boat flag?

  12. Boom says:

    Who pays for the crane?

    • Dum says:

      Do you have insurance? OK then, you’re one of many people paying for this… the lost car, the crane, the tow truck.

  13. erm says:

    Nice work by crane operator, was fascinating watching the car being manouvred over the wall

  14. bermyboy says:

    Hey mate the America’s Cup was last week!!

  15. Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

    I’m surprised we don’t see this more often. And the problem is not the ‘decrepit’ walls.

    A lot of people drive Harbour Road late at night/early in the a.m. as you are less likely to run into the cops.

  16. high road says:

    Isnt that heavy crane a hazard in itself, the road giving way under the weight? Should of been a barge operation.

  17. chip says:

    road runners lookout!

  18. Some Beach says:

    Children in the backseats of cars cause accidents….
    Accidents in the backseats of cars….
    Cause children…

  19. Say What!!! says:

    Nothing that a little detailing can’t fix.

  20. Idiots breed quickly says:

    And what about the environmental pollution? Oil and gasoline most likely leaking into the harbour all night! I hope in the court case the judge takes that into consideration when awarding damages against this imbecile.

  21. bluebird says:

    Now this Bye was not racing,he was just driving along nice and sedate when the wall just jumped out at him.
    Acording to some it is just an ole decrepid wall anyway and that’s why it jumped out at him.
    And to knock out the wall at 20MPH that is a feat in itself.
    But don’t worry he was not racing no sir,that because the police did not catch him racing.

  22. SoFar Bie says:

    Anyone watch Nascar they have crash barriers around the track to soften the impact of the cars hitting them ,maybe govment can install these around Bermuda’s roads.

  23. Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

    offered for spares or repairs next week!

  24. Joanna says:

    pulled it right out, murrins and anchor chain an arryding!