Couple Return And Thank BPS, BFRS, KEMH

November 27, 2023 | 1 Comment

After being injured while crashing their scooter last year on a visit to Bermuda, a couple has returned to the island and extended their thanks to PC Rajiv Bailey as well as everyone else who assisted them.

In a post on social media, the Bermuda Police Service, “Several weeks ago, PC Rajiv Bailey received an unexpected text message from a lady by the name of Susan Miliner. Initially, PC Bailey was a bit confused by the text, until he realised that Susan was actually involved in a serious, life threatening road traffic collision in Bermuda last year.

“On June 29th 2022, Chris and Susan Miliner arrived in Bermuda aboard a cruise ship for the first time, for what should have been the vacation of a lifetime, when just four hours into their visit, they were involved in a serious collision while riding a rental cycle.

“The couple was travelling in a westerly direction when they collided with a wall at the bottom of Scaur Hill, which resulted in the couple going over the wall, falling more than 20 feet to the bottom.

“Chris received multiple non-life threatening injuries about his body, however his wife Susan suffered a serious head injury and was admitted to the ICU. Still sedated and on life support, Susan Miliner was eventually flown to the US for further medical treatment.

FF Chris Clarke, FF Idrees Sharrieff, Chris and Susan Miliner, FF Omar Binns and PC Rajiv Bailey. [Not pictured FF Trevor Smith]

Bermuda Police Service PC Rajiv Bailey & Susan Miliner November 2023

“During their time in hospital locally, PC Bailey, who was one of the attending officers at the collision, acted as a self-appointed liaison, assisting Chris and other members of their family while they were on the island.

“The Miliners did not let their bad experience spoil their desire to visit the island and once well enough to travel again, decided they were going on another cruise to Bermuda.

“Susan sent PC Bailey a text, stating that she remembered nothing about the accident, but had been told about his kindness, by her husband. She also insisted they meet on the couple’s return, so she could thank him personally.

“On November 21st 2023, the Miliner’s arrived in Dockyard via cruise ship, where they were met with a warm welcome by PC Bailey.

“He also took the couple to visit nurses and doctors in the ICU at Bermuda Hospitals Board – KEMH and MWI, before bringing them to Hamilton Police Station to meet other police officers and eventually to see some of the EMTs with Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service.

“Susan’s story is nothing short of a miracle, as she explained to officers that she was left with a traumatic brain injury, resulting in her having to learn to walk and talk again. She admits that she still has some minor challenges as a result of the injury, but she isn’t letting it stop her from living her life.”

Although the accident was a life altering experience for the couple, they joked about having T-shirts at home that say, “I survived a Bermuda Moped”.

The Bermuda Police Service said, “Over the next few days, the couple plan to enjoy as much of Bermuda as possible, but without the rental cycle. Thank you to PC Bailey for being such a great ambassador for the Bermuda Police Service and Bermuda.”

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  1. Lion Paw says:

    So glad to hear not only have you recovered from your injuries but also you decided to return to our shores.
    I am so glad that you had such great individuals who were able to assist you during this difficult time.
    May you get to experience more of what you could not have and enjoy the beauty of our community

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