Visitors Hospitalised After Rental Scooter Crash

June 30, 2022

Two visitors are hospitalised after a rental scooter crash in Sandys yesterday, with a 46-year-old American man on a general ward, while a 49-year-old American woman is in the ICU “with serious head and leg injuries which are considered life threatening.”

A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:40pm Wednesday, 29th June 2022 a reported single vehicle rental scooter crash occurred on Somerset Road in Sandys parish, near the junction with Morgan Hill, in the vicinity of Scaur Hill. Police, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel responded.

“It appears that a rental scooter ridden by two American visitors was travelling west along Somerset Road when it struck a wall near Ely’s Harbour.

“It is understood that the impact threw the rider, said to be a 46-year-old man and his pillion passenger, said to be a 49-year-old woman over the wall, with both landing on the shoreline below.

“The married couple were recovered from the shoreline by emergency services personnel and rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.

“At last check the 46-year-old visiting American man was on a general ward with injuries to his arms, legs and head, while the 49-year-old visiting American woman was in the Intensive Care Unit, with serious head and leg injuries which are considered life threatening.

“Traffic in and out of Somerset was delayed for approximately two hours while the scene was processed.

“The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a video circulating showing the aftermath of this crash and urge members of the public that if they receive it, please delete it, don’t share it.

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

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