Two Injured As Buses Collide In Southampton

July 9, 2019

[Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision which appeared to involve two buses, that occurred just before 1.30pm this afternoon [July 9] on Middle Road in Southampton at the junction with South Road.

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, police and an ambulance attended the scene. Two people were transported by ambulance to King Edward Memorial Hospital. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.

Update 4.30pm: A police spokesperson said, “Early information indicates that around 1:20pm today [July 9th] two Department of Public Transportation buses collided near the junction of Middle Road and South Road in Southampton, in the vicinity of Barnes Corner.

“Police and fellow first responders attended the scene, but details remain limited at this time.

“However, it is understood that two people were hurt and transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.

“Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

“An update on the medical conditions of the injured individuals is anticipated in due course.

“Inquiries continue and any witnesses are encouraged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity.”

Update 9.30pm: BFRS Staff Officer Sergeant Allan Wilkinson said, “Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service received a call from police today at 1324hrs reporting a collision which occurred near South and Middle Rd. junction in Southampton.

“As a result two patients were transported to KEMH via ambulance for injuries not believed to be life threatening. Many other passengers were tended to by firefighters as they were covered in broken glass.”

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  1. hmmm says:

    Explain this please we have a wide road and you still collide. SMFH

    • wahoo says:

      Maybe put together a JSC and wait two years for the result of a bunch of in depth investigative work by a golf pro/politician.

      • La Verdad says:

        Or have the police investigate and wait 9 years like Dr Brown

  2. Slow down! says:

    Two buses went flying by me around 1 pm near ice queen on their way towards south shore and I was literally thinking I wonder how they don’t hurt more people going that fast on these roads, especially with all our bikes overtaking.

    PLEASE.SLOW.DOWN. You are a weapon on these roads going that fast!

  3. Stevie says:

    Bus drivers need to have both hands on steerring wheel & not to be distracted to the radio stations they play.

  4. JohnBoy says:

    1st police, now the buses?

  5. Perhaps, smaller, longer buses might be more appropriate for our winding, narrow and dangerous roads!!!!

    • Jus' Wonderin' says:

      You obviously don’t stay here if you’re suggesting that lmfao…

  6. Ben S says:

    Cue the comments…”How can this happen…but the speed limit is…only in Bermuda…”

  7. Bully says:

    You can see exactly what happened. The east bound bus tried to make the nip and the west bound bus tagged him good. The east bound was over the line!

  8. gregory s says:

    Drive way too fast…

  9. Dunn juice says:

    Sort of got an excuse for the a1 bus service we have now…..

  10. justasuggestion says:

    Reallllllly. We all know busses are still being cancelled even though not reported as openly and previous as before. I already see the next strike by the bus drivers and the BIU

    A strike to discuss how to avoid future accidents.
    Full medicals yearly, I see some drivers struggling turning in town due to their health. 10 ton controlling 5 ton.

    Its not like your hard worked, get to the gym on you 3 strike days a week

  11. Hope says:

    Maybe cameras in buses should be required. Both for driver safety and to capture incidents on the roads.

  12. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Jokers speeding. A lot of “igrance” from the top down!!

  13. Seascape says:

    The bus drivers are driving these buses way too fast. I have seen them stop suddenly to pick up passengers without indicating and not using the bus stops and I have seen them run the red lights. Like the trucks, they are big and really need to stay within the speed limit.

  14. PBanks says:

    As if Bermuda didn’t already have issues with available vehicles on the road…

  15. Vida Smith says:

    Many people saw this coming,some drive to fast with a bus full to the door,next time they will fly right out of the window.