Police Confirm Death Of 16-Year-Old Girl

May 30, 2021

[Updated:  The police have now confirmed the sad news that a 16-year-old girl has died]

A serious two vehicle collision occurred on South Road in Southampton this afternoon [May 30], the police have confirmed.

The police said, “Around 12:15pm today [Sunday, 30th May] police and other first responders were dispatched to a reported serious two vehicle collision on South Road in Southampton, near the junction with Dolphin Ridge.

“Details are limited at this time. However, early information suggests that a van and a 50cc scooter were involved.

“The rider of the scooter, believed to be a 16-year-old girl, was seriously hurt.

“She was given CPR at the scene which continued as she was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance. An update on her condition is anticipated in due course.

“The driver of the van was not injured. Traffic delays in the area are to be expected as police process the scene.

“Motorists headed east on South Road in Southampton are currently being diverted at Lighthouse Road, while motorists headed west are being diverted at the entrance to the Fairmont Southampton resort.

“An investigation into this serious collision is underway and any witnesses are urged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011 as soon as possible.”

Update 7.04pm: The police have now confirmed the sad news that a 16-year-old girl has died.

A police spokesperson said, “A 16-year-old St. George’s girl seriously hurt after a collision occurred involving the 50cc scooter she was riding [apparently headed east] and a van [apparently being driven west] along South Road in Southampton, near Dolphin Ridge, around 12:15pm today [Sunday, 30th May] sadly later succumbed to her injuries at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

“The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] extends sincere condolences to the 16-year-old girl’s family and friends. A BPS Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to support her loved ones.

“This marks the fifth road fatality for 2021. Formal identification is anticipated on Monday, 31st May.

“Traffic diversions were in effect for approximately three hours while a Traffic Collision Investigator and the Forensic Support Unit processed the scene.

“The investigation regarding the circumstances of this fatal collision continues and any witnesses are now asked to call Constable Walter Jackson at the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788 or e-mail wjackson@bps.bm as soon as possible.

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