Sanitation Truck Crashes, Knocks Down Poles

June 1, 2019

[Updated] A sanitation truck crashed through a wall in the Crawl Hill area this morning,, knocking down two utility poles.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 6:25am today [June 1] a single vehicle crash was reported on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish.

“It appears that a sanitation truck crashed through a wall in the Crawl Hill area, knocking down two utility poles – apparently on to a home.

Sanitation Truck Wall Pole Collision Bermuda, June 1 2019

“However, no injuries have been reported at this time.

“Traffic flow in the area where the crash occurred has been reduced to one lane while the scene is processed.

“It is also understood BELCO personnel are on scene to repair the downed utility poles.

“Any witnesses are asked to call the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

Update 1.02pm: A police spokesperson said, “Traffic flow along a section of road in the Crawl Hill, North Shore Road Hamilton parish area is returning to normal after this morning’s crash, with motorists now able to use both lanes again.

“It is understood that technicians are still on scene, completing repairs to the damaged utility poles.

“Any witnesses are still encouraged to call 295-0011.”

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  1. Trump supporter says:

    That’s a sheety situation.

  2. MM says:

    It would good to encourage a drive safe campaign , with awards to those who have not been ticketed for a period of 3 years or more. It would also be good to put to the general public statistics on the number of road vehicle accidents occuring during the course of a week. If you give info from time to time , you can encourage safer driving.

  3. pump says:


  4. PANGAEA says:


    What are the critical items one should check and look for on any vehicle before driving off ?

    The answers to those questions as with older vehicles is the vehicle safe to drive in the first place?

    When purchasing a new vehicle, the learning process can take time, as not all vehicle are alike.

    Most vehicles have standard adjustment features relating to correct seating position .

    Powered driver seats take time getting used to :-

    Seat height
    Seat back angle

    When driving a vehicle which has been driven by others the seat position may not be suitable for you, even if you go out for a test drive in a new vehicle.

    All rear view mirrors and options will need to be re set .

    Does the vehicle have a minimal half tank of fuel ?
    Check to see if the seat belt slips ?
    Does the horn and light signals work?
    Is the Vehicle insured?
    Who pays for catastrophic claims ?
    Drivers liability .

    Most likely the number one safety check is being able to forcibly operate the brakes in an emergency and while you are at it check the limits of the brake pedal travel .

    DRIVING AN OLDER VEHICLE be extra careful by making sure that vehicle is safe to drive.
    IF NOT DON’T .

    A WARNING. ! Don’t drive with out shoes on.