Police: Driver ‘Ran From Area’ After Collision

May 5, 2018

[Updated] The driver of a car “ran from the area” after colliding with a utility pole on South Road in Devonshire this evening [May 5] according to the police.

Car In Trees Bermuda, May 5 2018-2

Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “Police responded to a report of a single vehicle Road traffic collision that took place on South Road in Devonshire 100 meters east of Tee Street a few minutes before 6.00pm.

“It appears that a car was traveling east when the driver of the car lost control of his car and hit a utility pole. The driver then got out of the car and ran from the area.

“Presently BELCO is in the area working to restore power to the area.

“Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who can assist in identifying the driver of the vehicle to contact police on 295-0011.”


Update May 6, 5.42pm: A police spokesperson said, “Police are still appealing for witnesses after a reported single vehicle car crash that occurred around 6pm Saturday, May 5th on South Road in Devonshire near the junction with Tee Street.

“It appears that the car involved, described as a white BMW, was being driven in the eastbound lane of South Road when the vehicle stuck a utility pole.

“Apparently the male driver then got out of the car and fled on foot.

“BELCO personnel attended the scene to repair the damaged utility pole.

“Inquiries continue and anyone who can assist in identifying the driver of the car involved in this crash is asked to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. Stormy daniels says:

    Instead of the current administration flapping there gums about what there going to and taking trips.triple all fines and suspensions immediately,for the next year. no your not going to catch them all. But it might make people think about speeding.
    Since they can’t organize a bus schedule, try this.

    • DS says:

      How bout people take personal responsibility and use a combination of road safety and common sense on our roads.

      • PBanks says:

        unfortunately the calls for responsibility have fallen on deaf ears for some time now. The pleading angle has failed. Getting tough has to be the next logical step.

    • OBAIAN says:

      SHUT THE F UP U sound like a true Michael Dunklen

      • facts of the rock says:

        Lovee to hear yo say that to my face smhuck!

      • Yes I says:

        Hey OBAIAN . Hooked on Phonics – worked for me!

      • Jus' Wonderin' says:

        found d car driver lmfao…

    • drunken ursula says:

      what a clown, never heard you speak like that when the poor broken OBA was in power…how sad !

      • Behold the Lambe says:

        Lol, I see your out of retiement my friend……. And the beat goes on

    • Debbie says:

      Stormy…since you wish to politize the isuue…as I recall, the former administration did likewise! They were flapping their gums, travelling the globe, and couldnt organize a bus schedule either! Its all about safety for one’s wellbeing and respect for life! Cant blame Government’s for this! Careless driving and speed kills! I will say both the former and current administration drilled and continues to drill this by way of the media. So stop with the political blame game!

  2. Wild Bill says:

    So the MINISTER is making statements of a minor accident? Guess what? We are paying for that

    • SMH says:

      Ummm Wild Bill… do us all a favor a pull your bottom lip over to the back of your neck and swallow! That’s not the minister making a statement over a minor traffic accident… it’s his brother (guess you forgot he has an identical twin) doing his job as Police Media Manager.

  3. JohnBoy says:

    He was in the car when I drove by and a police lady was near the car.

  4. Juanita C says:

    There is a video going around of this same vehicle just prior to the collision. The insurance company should deny this claim to the fullest and the driver must be caught, prosecuted and denied a driver’s license indefinitely.

  5. Realist16 says:

    Hopefully the insurance company gets ahold of the video going around of this same vehicle swerving into the other lane narrowly missing oncoming vehicles just prior to the collision.

  6. Cunning S says:

    I…actually know a little about this right here…apparently…apparently the vehicle in question was possessed by an evil entity ,the man was afraid the car would come after him too.
    Poor fellow was over heard screaming and begging for help and could somebody call a priest .
    Yes …he asked…pleaded for an ecclesiastical excorsism…of this vehicle…the entity took over control of the vehicle and crashed into the pole.
    It spoke to him through his radio too…yup…he said…it said…”Now ahmm gotchew you stinky buggahbutt!”

  7. Question says:

    What’s with the running away? Don’t people know about number plates?

    • Family Man says:

      The fine for leaving the scene of an accident is only a couple of hundred dollars. The fine for a DUI is $1,500. Economically, in Bermuda, it makes sense to run.

      Sad but true.

    • New Bermudian says:

      Because no one can prove it was the car’s owner who was driving the car at that moment, unless there was a witness. If no one saw you, then no one can charge you.

  8. Michael A says:

    What type of person blames a sitting political party for a random car accident??! Is it both parties or just one political party. We’re there accidents a couple years ago when the other party was in power? We’re there the same comments, by the same people??! Hmmmm

    • Debbie says:

      Family Man.. well…LMAO…you know Bermuda laws! And dont smoke a little joint.. you banned for life for everything…travel and all! SMH

    • So what says:

      One political party stands for law and order. The other political party is soft on criminals.
      You work it out.

  9. facts of the rock says:

    you can run but you can’t hide boy!

  10. Me says:

    Lemme guess they had no insurance or was it not their vehicle smh

  11. Dizzy Lizzie says:

    What is going on with the numerous road accidents in the past year? It is scary to drive especially when your getting older and even though I am a careful driver there are many times an accident has almost occurred because of the AWFUL driving by another person.

    When an accident occurs anyone should be accounted for and have to re take there driving test, have to take driving lessons at there own expense and be taken off the road for a minimum of 6 months. The penalty for “driving without due care” should be applied according to all persons at fault and a stricter penalty should be incurred.

    I hope our Government starts placing stricter penalties in court otherwise our roads will seem like being on a roller coaster.

    Dizzy Lizzie

  12. PANGAEA says:

    This is all about good judgement.

    There are different kinds of drivers out there, those who adhere to policy and those who will not subject them selved to control .

    Todays modern vehicles have improved with greater fuel saving efficient engines, reduced vehicle weight and aerodynamics even tires have contributed to greater efficiency , driving is virtualy imposible to maintain speed at 35 K ( 20 M.P.H.) unless one drives in lower gears, however, todays modern engines and efficient C.V.T. gear boxes this makes driving at slower speeds virtualy impractible.

    The vehicle is not entirely to blame here,ill attention and winding roads and hills only add to the dilemma , what I am saying here, is that 99% of drivers which include some our visitors exceed the un obtainable posted speed limit.

    ” One size does not fit all” vehicles have become more efficient over time, as some come with torbo charging high reving smaller engines for greater efficiency.

    We shall see what electric vehicles do if they ever catch on, I know that they are quick to drag off the mark, however battery power does not come for free.

    Possibly ,our speed limit was set for driving and night on wet roads, pot holes and blind corners don’t help matters and also driving too slow can lead to tragety.

    Solving the problem, and the solution of speed control could be done by posting realistic speed guidelines in different areas around the island including the city as they do in other countries

    We are all caught up in ” catch 22 policy” by trying to mantain 35 K and that is imposible for heavy tractor trailers and Government busses, I can also add the police and emergency service vehicles to the list .

    The vehicle trend or trafic flow today on Bermuda roads sets by uses the practical speed at just under 50 k but only in certain areas, a survey is required.

    Bermuda drivers are some of the most compentant and proficient drivers in the world.

    Norway, having similar narrow winding roads to Bermuda has their legal speed limit set at 60 K.

    Sudden death here.

    • JohnBoy says:

      Good dissertation.

    • puzzled says:

      Seek help.
      Have rum or something.

    • PBanks says:

      “Bermuda drivers are some of the most compentant and proficient drivers in the world”

      So all these collisions, including damage to walls, hedges, poles, buildings and other stationary objects is just random chance?

    • So what says:

      Bermuda’s drivers are some of the most incompetent in the world. That’s the problem.

  13. joe........if you cant drive at 35 says:

    if Bermudians cant drive at 35…..why raise the speed limited…reduce the size of cars an small engine…teach drivers to drive an not wheel holders….each driver has to think for the car in front going wrong…..joe

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Some of us have been beating that drum for some time. Living on an itty bitty island with itty bitty roads with horrendous congestion & driving cars made for the real world on real world roads at real world speeds is crazy. Bikes are restricted. So should personal 4 wheel vehicles. They are available. Side by side street legal ATVs with engines less than 1000cc & not capable of speeds much over 35mph. It would take a forward thinking Minister of Transport to make such a thing available.

  14. Ken More says:

    “Bermuda drivers are some of the most compentant and proficient drivers in the world.”

    If there was a nomination for funniest post of the year, we have a winner.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Wonder how long it took for the author of that post to dream it up? Hilarious at the very least

  15. puzzled says:

    You guys are so funny.

    Do some night farming.

    The manure will hit the fan and gives hugs to granps and auntee…..

  16. Me says:

    Most drivers now are weeded up with the PLP smoke when u
    Like law

    • Anbu says:

      There would actually be less crashes if they were “weeded up”.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Total nonsense proving that you’re unaware of recent traffic statistics in Colorado since ‘legalization’

        • Anbu says:

          Thats cause yankees are lightweights lol. And you do know there is a huge difference in speed limits between there and here right. Lmao. Anti pot people will just never quit. Statistics? Ha!!

  17. Mrs Brady says:

    These accidents could be completely eliminated if BELCO simply removed all their utility poles. Such a simple solution yet I bet they don’t do it.