115 Visit ER Due To Road Accidents In January

February 20, 2018

115 people visited the Hospital’s Emergency Department last month due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB].

The statistics for January 2018 show that 115 victims required services of the Emergency Department, seven were admitted to the Acute Care Wing, two were admitted to the ICU, and one was discharged to an overseas medical facility.

The full BHB 2018 statistics in January follows below [PDF here]:

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  1. sage says:

    As usual no stats on how many are alcohol related. According to Dr. Froncioni we grossly underestimate the involvement of alcohol in serious crashes.

  2. Facts: says:

    And how many of those accidents were related to drugs and/or alcohol?

  3. PBanks says:

    Surprised the Road Safety Council still continues to use the term accident, as if each of these events were acts of God and not preventable.

    115 is a crazy number for one month on this small rock. This should be headline material for the powers that be, as well as the general public.

  4. puzzled says:

    Surely you jest with a question like that.
    Enjoy your beer.

  5. Triangle Drifter says:

    Those are not accidents. There is no human control over an accident. Driving while drunk or under the influence of something else is no accident. It is a crash looking for someplace to happen.

  6. mumbojumbo says:

    Go pro your car front and back, there is also a rearview mirror cam that films forward and back.
    I counted seven people oncoming on my side of the road…and three passing dangerously.
    If we collide I intend to have proof and will be seeking damages.

  7. Owl in Charge says:

    Some people, politicians and others, use our numbers to scare people. The reality is, that in proportion compared to America, we have far less road traffic deaths. Even the figure of 115 visits to the hospital is not that unrealistic. Does anyone ever stop to realize how many vehicles are on our roads at one time? Probably 20,000. Do the math on that and our figures for accidents and deaths are much more realistic. And due to the very narrow and tight and slow roads, this creates a frustrating and sometimes dangerous driving condition. Many roads are not trimmed for foliage spreading into the road, many entrances are blind and highly dangerous, many road painted lines are faded, many places which need sight mirrors are absent of such, and the list goes on. These things, and not speed are the cause of so many accidents. The alcohol is also a factor, but not in all these 115 cases! Bad driving and pulling out arrogantly in front of traffic causes most accidents. And it is usually the tight congestion on our roads and overly slow speed limits that cause a slow, gagged congestion with so many vehicles. Roads need to be widened and limits altered to higher and lower in areas like every other civilized nation on earth. I can promise you that such physical and speed changes would cause better flow and safer driving. Bad drivers are just in need of help, and cracking down on drunk divers is another, but done in a good way not some hair-brained method.