Update | Man Dies Following Collision In Smiths

October 27, 2021

[Updated] There was a serious collision earlier today on North Shore Road in Smiths, with one person receiving injuries “described as life threatening.”

A police spokesperson said, “At approximately 4:10 p.m. today, Wednesday 27th October, 2021, police and other first responders attended a road traffic collision involving two motorcars on the North Shore Road, near the junction with Tamarisk Hill, Smiths. The vehicles were headed in opposite directions when they collided.

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“The car in headed west flipped onto the passenger side, with the driver, a 30-year-old male trapped underneath. He was attended to at the scene by EMS staff for injuries which were described as life threatening and subsequently transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Hospital, in an unresponsive state.

“The female driver of the other car which was headed west complained of chest pains. Though not considered life-threatening, the full extent of her injuries remain unknown at this time.

“As a result of this collision eastbound traffic was being diverted over Store Hill, as the roadway just east of that point was closed, while the collision scene was being processed.

“This has resulted in major traffic delays for commuters headed east. We ask for your patience and understanding while we work to have the roadway reopened.”

Update Oct 28, 11.28am: A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the thirty 30-year-old man transported to hospital in an unresponsive state following a serious road traffic collision yesterday, Wednesday 27th October, has succumbed to his injuries.

“Tilhan Chitrananda, a Sri Lankan national, was the driver of one of the motorcars involved in a two vehicle collision on the North Shore Road near the junction with Tamarisk Hill, Smith’s at approximately 4:10 p.m.

“He became pinned under his vehicle after it flipped on its side.

“Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel assisted with the effort to extricate Mr. Chitrananda, who was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

“Mr. Chitrananda’s passing marks the 13th road fatality for the year so far.

“A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed and is assisting his family at this time.

“The Bermuda Police Service extends its condolences.”

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