11-Year-Old Boy In Intensive Care Unit

December 8, 2023

An 11-year-old boy is listed in serious condition in the ICU after being struck by a car in Sandys yesterday afternoon [Dec 7], the police have confirmed.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, 7th December 2023, police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a car on Somerset Road, Sandys Parish, just outside of Somerset Bridge Apartments.

“It was reported that a male student, understood to be an 11-year-old boy, was attempting to cross the roadway after getting off a minibus, when he was struck by a car travelling along the opposite side of the road.

“Initially conscious, but suspected to have sustained head injuries, he was attended to at the scene by EMTs and subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

“At last check, he was listed in serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

“The section of roadway where the collision occurred was closed for approximately three hours with traffic being diverted onto the Railway Trail, while the scene was forensically processed.

“We wish to thank the public for their understanding and cooperation during inquiries at the scene. We also thank those witnesses who spoke with police on site.

“An investigation into this incident has now commenced and additional witnesses or anyone else with relevant information, is asked to contact Police Constable Denise Taylor on 247-1683 or, via email at dtaylor@bps.bm. You may also call the main police number 295-0011 or speak with a police officer you know. Alternatively, you may provide the information via the community reporting portal at portal.police.bm.

“The Bermuda Police Service appeals to members of the public not to circulate any video that may have been recorded at this collision scene.”

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