Multiple Collisions, Seven People Injured

May 4, 2021

[Updated] There have been multiple collisions this evening [May 4] — in Southampton, Flatts and Devonshire — and according to the police, at least seven people have been injured, including three pedestrians.

Collision In Southampton, 82 Year Old Pedestrian Injured 

A police spokesperson said, “Around 5:47pm today, Tuesday 4th May 2021, police and other first responders attended a collision involving a pedestrian and a motorcycle, along South Road near the junction with Lighthouse Road, Southampton.

“Early reports suggest that a 19-year-old man was traveling west on a motorcycle, when he was involved in a collision with a 82-year-old male pedestrian, who was attempting to cross the road.

“Both parties were conveyed via ambulance to KEMH for treatment to their injuries.

“The motorcycle rider is believed to have suffered a serious leg injury, while the pedestrian is believed to have suffered serious head injuries.

“Police are currently on the scene commencing an investigation and traffic is being diverted at Lighthouse Road and Tribe Road #3 Southampton.

“Anyone who may have witnessed this accident is asked to call police on 211.”


Motorcycle, A Car And Two Pedestrians 

A police spokesperson said, “Traffic advisories are currently in place regarding the following collisions.

“Around 5:30pm Tuesday 4th May 2021 a collision involving a motorcycle, a car and two pedestrians was reported on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish outside The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo.

“Initial information indicates that the motorcyclist was seriously injured and required CPR at the scene, before being rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for further treatment.

“Both pedestrians, a man and a woman, were also hurt – but they were said to be conscious and breathing. Their injuries are believed to be less serious.

“Traffic travelling east is being diverted along Harrington Sound Road while the scene is processed by a BPS Traffic Collision Investigator and Forensic Support Unit personnel.

Two Motorcycle Collision In Devonshire

“Another collision was reported around 6pm Tuesday, 4th May 2021, in the South Road, Devonshire Bay Road, Devonshire area involving two motorcycles.

“Initial information indicates that the two riders, one male and one female, were hurt. Both were transported to hospital via ambulance for treatment. At this time the female rider’s injuries may be more serious than the male rider’s injuries.

“Traffic in the Devonshire Bay area has been diverted until the scene has been processed by a BPS Traffic Collision Investigator and Forensic Support Unit personnel.

“Updates on the two collisions will be provided when more information is available and any witnesses are encouraged to call 211 as soon as possible.”

Update | Police Confirm Two Deaths

Update May 5th, 12.15pm: Sadly, the police have now confirmed that two people have died. Read the police statement here.

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Update May 5, 2.30pm: A police spokesperson said, “Two motorcyclists – said to be a 40-year-old Sandys parish man and a 21-year-old Sandys parish woman – required treatment at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital after colliding in the vicinity of Devonshire Bay around 6pm Tuesday, 4th May. Both motorcycles were extensively damaged.

“It now appears that the 21-year-old woman was riding east along South Road and attempted to turn onto Devonshire Bay Road, while the 40-year-old man was riding west along South Road, when the collision occurred at the junction of South Road and Devonshire Bay Road in Devonshire.

“Apparently the 21-year-old woman sustained facial injuries, while the 40-year-old man sustained a broken rib and an ankle injury. At last check both remained in the hospital.

“Inquiries continue and any witnesses that have not already come forward are still encouraged to call 211 as soon as possible.”

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  1. Hair says:

    Slow down!!!!!!

  2. Ringmaster says:

    Hardly surprising with the number of riders treating the roads like racetracks and ignoring other vehicles. There is no police presence so no enforcement. It will take more than a request to slow down from the authorities to bring some semblance of order back. Pity the poor visitor who believes the BS that Bermuda has a 35kph speed limit.

  3. Cleaver says:

    I hope and pray all will recover BUT the roads we travel on are a race track. I walk early every day and the bikes and cars that are traveling to DY are ridiculous with the speed they travel. This is throughout the entire island I don’t know what it will take to get they’re attention to SLOW DOWN. innocent people end up suffering.

  4. I guess we don’t care says:

    Successive Ministers, Police and Bermudians have effectively only paid lip service to doing something about the ever increasing speed on our roads. We have proven unquestionably that the only way to slow down and make Bermuda’s roads safer is increased Police presence and visibility. When will we see this happen? Government? Governor? Police Commissioner?? Please, let’s stop the talk and insist and pay for increased Police presence on our roads. Thank you!

  5. trufth says:

    Has anyone ever been given a ticket for speeding? Has anyone ever read in the paper that someone was stopped and ticketed for speeding?

  6. Andrea says:

    Exactly. That is where heavy fines should be imposed with harsh penalties attached. It’s an invitation to come to Bermuda to die.