Three Men Extricated From Car After Collision

April 16, 2017

[Updated] Three men were trapped in a car and extricated by the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service following a collision on Middle Road in Southampton early this morning [April 16].

A police spokesperson said, “Around 2am Sunday, April 16th‎ police and first responders were dispatched to a reported serious single vehicle car crash on Middle Road in Southampton near the junction with Granaway Heights Road.

Car Collision Southampton Bermuda, April 16 2017

“‎Details are limited at this time. However it appears that the car involved struck a wall. Apparently three men were initially trapped in the vehicle and extricated by Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel.

“Two were taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time, but an update on their condition will be provided in due course.

“The relevant police personnel processed the scene and traffic was diverted in‎ the area for over two hours before the damaged vehicle was towed away.

“Inquiries continue and any witnesses should contact‎ the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

Update 4.02pm: The police said, “At last check a 20-year-old man believed to be from Pembroke and said to be a passenger in the car that crashed around 2am Sunday on Middle Road in Southampton near the junction with Granaway Heights Road was in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital in stable condition.

“The other injured person, a 26-year-old man believed to be from Southampton and said to be the driver of the car, was having a hip injury medically assessed at the hospital and was expected to be admitted to a general ward.

“The third man involved, a 31-year-old also believed to be from Southampton and said to be another passenger in the vehicle, did not attend the hospital. The extent of any injuries he may have sustained remains unclear.

“Inquiries continue and any witnesses or persons with relevant information should contact‎ the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. scoalsy says:

    It’s amazing how much can happen when only doing 35K

    • FoolsDie4LackOf Wisdom says:

      Your comment is insensitive as well as ignorant. How would you feel if this were your child and you were awaken by the ringing of your phone to be informed, “you need to come to the hospital!”

      Instead of being ‘witty/sarcastic/or just joking’ trying thinking first and practice compassion or Shut the F*^~ up!!!!

      • Shari-Lynn Pringle says:

        Testy. When I first saw the pictures my first thought wad oh God I hope there is no serious injury and then I thought you don’t incur that level of damage doing the speed limit. Truth however insensitive is still truth. Love your child enough to bore them over the benefits of doing the speed limit.

        • Shocked says:

          Foolish response Shari. Cant imagine why some would not support your charity. You want open mindedness and less judgement yet you can be so closed mind about lives.

          • Positive Pessimist says:

            This is why we have the problems we have in this country-we bury our heads in the sand instead of having real discussions about things. We need to get real sometimes. If you want to play around with your own life, fine, but nobody rides/drives on these roads alone and no-one else’s life should be jeopardized when someone doesn’t adhere to the speed limit. If people’s feelings get hurt, too bad, this is real life-it’s not a game. Using your rationale, no-one should be taken to court because they’d be ‘judged.’

        • Did you says:

          No information was given about speed but you in your quick to judge mindset – ASSUMED it was a factor.
          Also dont assume their parents havent spoken to them on the importants of staying within the speed limit.

        • Yo Yo whaddup says:

          like the rest of them who populate our island, who all accuse everything upon the speed and breaking the speed limit. A car could have HIT THEM at that speed, or CAUSED them to swerve and TORQUE could provide the FORCE needed, instead of SPEED. So all you wanna be intelligent people out there (like most politicians on both sides) can wise up.. One day it may be YOU in the car or on the bike, and you may NOT have been speeding, and how would YOU feel when all the narrow-minded fools come out and ACCUSE you of doing something you weren’t? JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED……or does that not apply to you? I speed all the time and never got in one accident which was my fault or caused any. But almost EVERY accident that HAPPENED to me while I was going slow and was caused by some idiot driver who cannot drive. NOT my speed. Smart people can drive smart fast speeds, only the retarded special people need to drive the speed of a horse and carriage. Any other civilized country has a speed limit of 80 kph on roads like ours. ISLAND OF FOOLS THIS HAS BECOME!

      • Hurricane says:

        Lighten up, Fool. No. One dead here

      • puzzled says:

        And if the driver was driving near or at or 10 KPH over this would have never happened.
        The car is a right-off and they are lucky to be alive.

        And by the way if you drive right most often there are no calls made or answered at 2+am.

      • Even Hand says:

        …and if your child was struck and killed by this car? How insensitive would the truth of “he was driving at unsafe speeds” be?

        • UnEven Mind says:

          And you know this HOW?

          • puzzled says:

            Oh shut up and stop changing your profile a$$*&^%
            Get a life.
            These guys almost lost theirs.

      • Bully Beef says:

        Obviously your children were not brought up properly

      • Hotgog says:

        Slow the hell down and this will not happen.

      • Paul says:

        I’m sorry. You can call it witty/sarcastic/joking or whatever. The fact remains, the speed limit is 35 kmh. You do not do that type of damage to a car by “accidentally” speeding. It’s not being insensitive. It happens. People make stupid choices. Was I there, no. Do I know what happened, Uhh, I have a rough idea. Was there a mechanical default which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, perhaps. So, if the latter is the case, explain why the damage is so significant? Was he driving in access of the speed limit? You know the answer to the question, but you’d prefer to have a dig at someone who points out the obvious.
        I saw the driver earlier in the night and I and this doesn’t surprise me.

    • Amazed says:

      Really??? This is what came to uour mind first? SMDH@U

      • Rose says:

        That’s probably what came to most people’s mind but most have enough sensitivity not to write it.

    • Father in Heaven, we pause to say, that no matter what the circumstances, there are individuals that were involved in this unfortunate accident, and no matter who is or what is at fault, at this very hour your healing touch and power is needed, first to touch the individuals who as a result of this accident, find themselves in the hospital,and to be the strength to their families who are praying for them and hoping for the best. This situation has and will reach many, but may the negativity be put far from us, as these individuals and their families need you at this hour and in the days to come.

      For all of us who were not present and do not have first hand knowledge of the details, may we be reminded, today it is these families that have been stricken with grief, and tomorrow it could be our very own family, so with this in mind, please continue to strengthen these families and their friends and love ones, and we trust for complete healing, in Jesus Christ of Nazareth’s name we do ask and pray, Amen.

      • Gerri65 says:

        Amen, a beautiful prayer.
        Folks no matter the circumstances let’ be sensitive to the situation.

    • Tara says:

      Where you there usung you judgement radar?
      Did you clock his speed?so quick to assume.

  2. Real Onion says:

    Walls on the road again.

  3. Shari-Lynn Pringle says:

    Even more reason why the A Piece of the Rock free documentary screenings are important for all to see. Hoping there is no serious injury.

    • Serious says:

      Can you Not read???? 2 injured taken to hospital…to buy shoes!!!

    • sage says:

      Yeah, like when Froncioni reveals that no testing is done on crash victims who are obviously ‘as drunk as a skunk’ despite the law being passed 20 years ago, no one wants to blame liquor so they ignore a law designed to save lives.

  4. Family Man says:

    I hope there will be charges in the works for this dangerous driver.

    • Tiredyouth says:

      Instead of lòoking at the positive we as bermudians still look at the negative…We as people don’t try to come together no more We need to start thinking as a unit..This is about our children…This is about US as a community Us as a family …We would fall hard if we don’t stand strong together(There is always a solution)

      • Truth is killin' me... says:

        Maybe people are just tired of all the dumb s#!t happening these days so sarcasm is abundant in the comments!

      • Positive Pessimist says:

        Yes, the solution is that ALL grown Bermudians need to act as the mature, responsible adults they’re supposed to be…but that doesn’t happen, does it?

    • Sickofantz says:

      Exactly we are all lucky that we were not in a car travelling in the opposite direction to this nutter.

  5. Triangle Drifter says:

    While you feel compassion for the family you know darned well that the car did not drive itself into that wall wilfully destroying itself. Although the police jargon might say that the car collided with the wall, you know darned well that the wall was not moving & has always been there.

    So, where does the fault lie?

  6. bda says:

    Havent you people thought maybe the driver fell asleep rather than speeding

    • Zevon says:

      Oh of course. Couldn’t possibly be the driver’s responsibility to stay awake could it.

  7. Shari shush says:

    @shari P.

    You have so many inconsistent messages in the community. . On one hand you want the community to show compassion and love, and not to be judgmental and allow people to live and love.

    However now you support a very different narrative. You are now coming off as someone who simply likes the sound of your own voice (idology).

    Note to S.P. Be consistent with everything in your life and note you don’t have to give voice to every issue.

  8. Rosie says:

    SMH…..A simple, OMG I hope that ALL are okay would suffice….The other discussion can happen once FACTS are released….Kind of mindless to have a frank discussion based on ASSumptions….Typical responses tho….

  9. Lucky 7 says:

    AMAZING!!!! Unbelievable ! What would happen if they would hit your car and family you would still on they side???

  10. Infidelguy says:

    I hope they all had their blood alcohol levels tested. I could be wrong but the these kinds of “accidents” are usually not authentic accidents.

    • sage says:

      Says Dr. Froncioni:

      “As part of the Bermuda Medical Society’s Road Safety Sub-Committee we successfully lobbied the Government and they eventually passed the Road Traffic Amendment Act- 1997, giving police the authority to demand urine, blood and other body fluids for drug analysis if they suspected someone was driving under the influence. This wasn’t enforced – and a vast majority of people who end up in our emergency room drunk as skunks never get tested for alcohol.”

      • Toodle-oo says:

        ” This wasn’t enforced – and a vast majority of people who end up in our emergency room drunk as skunks never get tested for alcohol.”

        Then they’re not getting tested for drugs either !

        Do you really believe that with the well known drug epidemic we have the only mind altering thing people are operating machinery with is booze ?

  11. TGAOTU says:

    Everyone needs to shut up about the speed limit, which was made in the 1920s for HORSE AND CARRIAGE, whose top speeds were 22mph… Now a century later, which automated vehicles on tarmac roads, instead of hooves on sand, you would think enough evolution in consciousness and IQ would have developed in the politicians here, to facilitate a more appropriate speed limit for our modern island. When you closed-minded ppl decry our speed limit being exceeded, you only demonstrate just how un-evolved you are. Perhaps you should all go in a time machine back a hundred years and mount your horse and carriage to work, and as you trot along at 22mph on the sand roads, THEN your unfounded feeling of PRIDE can have some real merit. Otherwise, welcome to evolution, chumps.