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Appeal: Footage of Latest Fatal Collision Should Be Deleted, Not Shared

Wed, 2021-11-03

The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a video being circulated on social media, showing footage of today’s fatal road traffic collision.

This is a very difficult time for those affected by this incident and graphic nature of the video, will no doubt cause further distress to families and parties involved. The video is also part of an ongoing investigation.

We are urging members of the public to refrain from sharing and to delete this video, should you receive it.

Clarification: 15 Road Fatalities for 2021 So Far

Wed, 2021-11-03

This afternoon, Wednesday 3rd November, it was further confirmed that 58-year-old Matthew Cooper succumbed to his injuries at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on Friday, 29th October. Mr. Cooper, understood to be a UK guest worker, was critically injured when the pedal cycle he was riding collided with a car on Middle Road in Smith’s parish near the junction with Fielder’s Lane around 6:10pm Sunday, 17th October.

As a result, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can verify that the number of road fatalities for the year so far is 15, as outlined in this corrected list.

Fifteenth Road Fatality for 2021 [Updated]

Wed, 2021-11-03

Sadly, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of the 23-year-old male motorcyclist seriously injured in a collision with a car that occurred at the entrance of RUBiS Terceira’s North Shore service station shortly after 9:05am today, Wednesday 3rd November and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Official identification is anticipated in due course, pending next of kin notification.

The young man’s death marks Bermuda’s 15th road fatality for 2021.

The car driver involved, said to be a 25-year-old Pembroke man, was not hurt.

A BPS Traffic Collision Investigator and Forensic Support Unit specialist completed their inquiries at the scene by 11:20am.

However, the investigation continues regarding this latest fatal collision and any witnesses or members of the public with relevant information are now urged to call the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788, or 211, as soon as possible.

Update: Further clarification regarding the number of road fatalities so far this year.

Motorcyclist Injured in Reported Serious Two Vehicle Collision [Updated]

Wed, 2021-11-03

Shortly after 9:05am today, Wednesday, 3rd November 2021, a reported serious two vehicle collision occurred on North Shore Road in Smith’s parish, at the entrance to RUBiS Terceira’s North Shore service station. 

Early information indicates that a car was being driven east and a motorcycle was being ridden in the opposite direction when the vehicles collided, as the car turned into the service station.

Investigation Underway After 23 Year Old Man Hurt in Altercation

Mon, 2021-11-01

Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Friday 22nd October, 2021, police received reports of a fight involving several males at Azura Bermuda, 90 South Road, Warwick.

Reports indicated about 20 persons were involved in the altercation using helmets, a knife and a machete.

A 23-year-old male sustained a non-life-threatening laceration to his arm.

He was attended to at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for his injury and subsequently discharged.

Enquiries into this incident are underway and anyone with information, particularly anyone who may have video recordings of what transpired, is asked to call Police Constable Patricia Jeffers, of the Criminal Investigations Department on the main police number, 295-0011.

Alternatively, you may also call 211 or, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

Inquiries Underway After Van Found Overboard in St. George's

Mon, 2021-11-01

At approximately 5:08 a.m. on Monday 1st November, 2021, police received reports that a motor vehicle seen in the water off St. David’s Road, St. George's, near the Swing Bridge.

Attending officers checked the vehicle but there was no one inside.

Bermuda Coast Guard personnel were informed and attended the scene.

Police and Coast Guard personnel carried out an extensive search both on land and on the water, however, there was nothing found to indicate anyone was injured in this incident.

The registered owner of the vehicle was contacted and they reported the vehicle had been removed without consent.

The matter is now under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 211, or the main police number, 295-0011.

Public Thanked After Person of Interest Zywonde Lema Located

Fri, 2021-10-29

Zywonde Lema, a person of interest to the Bermuda Police Service, was arrested earlier today.

We wish to thank members of the public for their assistance in locating Mr. Lema.

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