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Recent Road Traffic Collisions Update

Thu, 2022-12-01

Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday 30th November 2022, police received reports of a serious road traffic collision involving two auxiliary cycles near the intersection of Ord Road and Tribe Road number one, Warwick.

A 17-year-old male rider was travelling towards Ord Road and stopped at a stop sign, with the intention to cross the roadway and continue north on Tribe Road number one.

At that time, a 76-year-old female was riding west on Ord Road, and the two vehicles collided.

The woman, who was unresponsive following the collision, was transported by an ambulance which was nearby, before the arrival of police.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call PC 2393 Thompson on 717-2393, the main police number, 295-0011 or e-mail, tthompson@bps.bm.

Subsequent checks by officers indicated she is now warded in the Intensive Care Unit.

Meanwhile, police are investigating a single vehicle, road traffic collision, which occurred near the junction of Crow Lane and Lane Hill, Pembroke, around 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, 30-Nov-2022.

Upon arrival officers ascertained a 69-year-old male riding a motorcycle was travelling in a southerly direction along East Broadway.

As he approached the junction of Lane Hill, he lost control of the bike and hit the kerb.

This caused the motorcycle to swerve and the rider to fall off the bike, which landed on top of him.

Ambulance personnel arrived and conveyed the victim to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further medical treatment for injuries which are said to be non-life-threatening.

The incident resulted in delays as traffic was diverted around the scene while it was being forensically processed.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact PC 2571 Howarth, via email, ehowarth@bps.bm, or, the main police number 295-0011.

BPS Clarifies Fine for Illegal Tint Offence Amended in 2011 Legislation

Tue, 2022-11-29

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) wishes to correct a recent statement which indicated that with the introduction of the “Garages Licensing Act 2022”, the penalty for illegal tint on motor vehicles also increased from $50 per window, to $500 per window.

The increased fine for the offence was in fact introduced with the Traffic Offences (Penalties) Amendment Act 2011.

We apologise for any concern caused.

1,135 Motorists Engaged by BPS at Recent Road Sobriety Checkpoints

Tue, 2022-11-29

A total of 1,135 motorists were engaged by police officers during the most recent road sobriety checkpoints, which took place at various locations around the island from Thursday, 24th November through Sunday, 27th November 2022.

Of that total, 14 motorists were referred for secondary assessment. Six of the 14 motorists were then required to take an alco-analyser test, which one motorist failed. As a result, that individual was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving and a court appearance is anticipated in due course.

In addition, during the four-day period, 10 motorists were arrested for non-traffic offences (outstanding warrants, drug offences etc.), six motorists received official written warnings (Motorist Advice Notices) for traffic related infractions and a total of 23 traffic tickets were issued for:

•             Licence plate offences = 2.

•             No driver’s licence = 4.

•             Unlicensed vehicle = 5.

•             No third party insurance = 5.

•             Driving while disqualified = 1.

•             Other traffic offences (disobeying a traffic sign, not wearing a seatbelt etc.) = 6.

As we enter the festive season, the Bermuda Police Service takes this opportunity to remind road users to be responsible.

Residents are encouraged to make arrangements with a designated driver, taxi or another reputable transportation service to get home, or to their intended destination, safely – if going out to socialise.

Don’t ride or drive impaired. Stop speeding and please, be mindful of others on our roads.

Reported Serious Two Vehicle Collision on Spurling Hill

Fri, 2022-11-25

Around 6:40pm on Friday 25th November 2022, police and first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious two vehicle collision at the junction of Spurling Hill and Crow Lane, Pembroke.

Early information suggests that a man traveling on a motorcycle, was headed east out of the city and a woman driving a motorcar, was headed west over Spurling Hill, when the collision occurred.

Than male motorcycle rider has been conveyed to KEMH for treatment of his injuries, which were reported to be serious. The female driver was not reported to be injuried in the collision.

Traffic diversions are in place while police forensically process the scene.

Traffic delays are to be expected.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact 211 or the main police line 295-0011.

BPS Officers Continue No Surprises Approach to Traffic Enforcement [Updated]

Thu, 2022-11-24

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell (Tactical Operations) – “We have gone through a phase of exercising discretion and issuing Motorist Advice Notices (official warnings) for licence plate and tint offences, due to the new nature of these amendments.

However, now that the public has been notified via media coverage of the changes in law regarding fixed penalties for illegal licence plates and illegal tint, police officers will be issuing tickets for these offences starting today, Thursday, 24th November 2022.

Therefore, all residents are advised to ensure that their vehicles comply with the current legislation.

This is in line with our no surprises Bermuda Police Service public strategy. These efforts are not meant to be punitive, but are intended to help make Bermuda’s roads safer.”

Update: Tuesday, 29th November The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) wishes to correct a recent statement which indicated that with the introduction of the “Garages Licensing Act 2022”, the penalty for illegal tint on motor vehicles also increased from $50 per window, to $500 per window.

The increased fine for the offence was in fact introduced with the Traffic Offences (Penalties) Amendment Act 2011.

We apologise for any concern caused.

Road Sobriety Checkpoints in Effect 24th Through 27th November 2022

Wed, 2022-11-23

Motorists are advised that the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) will be conducting road sobriety checkpoints in 7 parishes (Hamilton parish, Smith’s parish, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget, Warwick & Southampton) starting this Thursday evening, 24th November through Sunday, 27th November 2022.

BPS officers from the Community Policing Division, Tactical Operations and Roads Policing Unit will operate the checkpoints, which are in addition to general patrol officers enforcing Operation Vega.

Please plan ahead and do your part by not driving or riding impaired. If you are intending to go out and socialise, make sure you have arranged for a designated driver, taxi or another responsible transportation service to get you to your destination safely.

Reported Single Vehicle Car Crash in Paget [Updated]

Tue, 2022-11-22

Around 10:10pm today, Tuesday 22nd November 2022, a reported single vehicle car crash occurred in the Middle Road, St. Paul’s Lane Paget area.

Details are limited at this time. However, initial information suggests that the car involved struck a wall near the Paget post office, injuring the driver.

The extent of the driver’s injuries is unknown at this time, but they were conscious on the arrival of first responders.

Traffic diversions are currently in effect, while inquiries are conducted at the scene.

An update is anticipated in due course.

Any witnesses are encouraged to call 211 as soon as possible.

Update: Wednesday, 23rd November - At last check, the driver injured in a single vehicle car crash on Middle Road, Paget near St. Paul’s Lane around 10:10pm Tuesday, 22nd November 2022 was being treated at the hospital.

Apparently the 40-year-old Warwick man was driving west along Middle Road when his car struck a wall near Paget post office. It is understood that his injuries, including a head laceration, are not considered life threatening and he is expected to be discharged in due course.

Traffic diversions were in effect for approximately three hours while the crash site was processed. Inquiries continue and any witnesses are now encouraged to contact Constable Ryan Swan on 211, or e-mail rswan@bps.bm.

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