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Serious Collision: South Road, Southampton

Tue, 2021-05-04

Around 5:47pm today, Tuesday 4th May 2021, police and other first responders attended a collision involving a pedestrian and a motorcycle, along South Road near the junction with Lighthouse Road, Southampton.

Early reports suggest that a 19 year old man was traveling west on a motorcycle, when he was involved in a collision with a 82 year old male pedestrian, who was attempting to cross the road.

Both parties were conveyed via ambulance to KEMH for treatment to their injuries.

The motorcycle rider is believed to have suffered a serious leg injury, while the pedestrian is believed to have suffered serious head injuries.

Police Officers to Monitor COVID-19 Vaccination Protest Car Rally

Thu, 2021-04-29

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS) is aware of a post circulating on social media message, inviting members of the community to attend a peaceful car rally starting from the Flag Pole on Front Street at 12:00 noon, on Sunday 2nd May, this coming Sunday, to protest government’s COVID vaccine initiative.

Martin Weekes, Assistant Commissioner of Police – Operations, stated: “The BPS supports peaceful protest and we have been in contact with the organisers, to discuss with them adherence to the current COVID regulations as they pertain to gatherings.

Officers will be in attendance on Sunday to ensure a smooth flow of traffic, that all safety guidelines are being observed and there are no breaches of any laws or regulations as required of us, in keeping with our mandate to keep Bermuda safe, particularly during these unprecedented times."

Appeal for Additional Witnesses to Serious Two Vehicle Collision

Thu, 2021-04-29

The investigation into a serious two vehicle collision involving a truck and a motorcycle that occurred around 6:35pm Tuesday, April 27th at the junction of Middle Road and Verdmont Road in Smith’s parish continues, with any additional witnesses urged to come forward. [Read original media release].

The 20-year-old woman riding the motorcycle at the time – said to be a City of Hamilton resident – sustained a head injury that required treatment in the Intensive Care Unit of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

It is understood that she has since been flown overseas for further medical care.

Serious Collision Involving Motorcycle & Truck, Fermale Rider in ICU [Updated]

Wed, 2021-04-28

Around 6:35p.m. on Tuesday, 27th April 2021, police attended a report of a serious road traffic collision involving two vehicles near the junction of Verdmont Road and Middle Road Smith's parish.

Reports are the driver of a truck was attempting to turn off of Verdmont Road headed east on Middle Road, when the vehicle was struck by a bike, headed west on Middle Road.

The collision resulted in the 20-year-old female bike rider sustaining a serious head injury.

She was transported via ambulance to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and is now warded in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

The truck driver was uninjured.

Household Mixing Remains Prohibited & Overnight Curfew Still in Effect

Tue, 2021-04-27

While the vast majority of residents continue to be compliant with current COVID-19 restrictions, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS), the Bermuda Reserve Police (BRP) and Bermuda Coast Guard are still encountering individuals violating the regulations regarding not mixing households and curfew.

As a reminder, an overnight curfew is currently in effect from 8pm until 6am every day, while the recreational boating curfew is currently 7pm every day. Mixing of households is still prohibited at this time.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes reiterated: “Thank you to all those complying with the current restrictions. Our primary goal is to help keep residents safe during this pandemic. However, anyone found violating the rules should expect to appear in court. Therefore, I urge everyone to do their part and abide by the regulations. Please ensure you take note of all Government guidance available to ensure that you do not fall outside of these regulations and give yourselves plenty of time to get home before curfew.”

Residents Reminded Mixing of Households Still Not Allowed

Mon, 2021-04-19

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) continues to address reported breaches of COVID-19 regulations.

One of the latest incidents was in Devonshire, while another was in St. George’s.

Around 5:40pm Friday, April 16th police officers responded to the Cedar Park Road, Devonshire area after receiving information of several people gathered at that location.

On arrival some individuals began to immediately disperse. Details of other neighbourhood residents that remained were recorded by BPS officers.

Around 4pm Saturday, April 17th police officers responded to a Turkey Hill, St. George’s home after receiving information suggesting that a party was taking place there.

On arrival people were seen leaving the residence, while others on the porch quickly went inside.

Likewise, details of individuals and vehicles at that location were recorded by BPS officers.

Court summonses for both reported breaches are anticipated in due course.

Vehicle Fire & Clothing Store Burglary Under Investigation

Mon, 2021-04-19

Vehicle Fire - The Bermuda Police Service is investigating the cause of a vehicle fire which occurred around 05:35am today, Monday 19th April 2021, outside a residence on Kings Court Pembroke, just off King Street near Arty Blacks garage.

The vehicle was destroyed by the flames which also caused damage to an outside wall and an air condition unit at a nearby property.

There were no reported injuries.

The fire was extinguished by Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service.

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