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Reported Serious Motorcycle Crash in Sandys Parish [Updated]

Tue, 2023-01-31

Around 11:55pm Tuesday, 31st January 2023 a reported serious motorcycle crash occurred on Somerset Road in Sandys parish, near the junction with Mangrove Bay Road.

Details are limited at this time. However, early information suggests that the motorcycle involved was being ridden west along Somerset Road when the rider, understood to be a 38 year old male, struck the sidewalk near the former Somerset Country Squire.

The rider was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of injuries that are believed to be serious.

Traffic diversions in the area are currently in effect, while the scene is processed.

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

Update: As of 2:30am Wednesday, 1st February 2023, traffic diversions were lifted. However, inquiries regarding this motorcycle crash continue. Any witnesses are once again encouraged to call 211 as soon as possible. A further update is anticipated in due course.

Update: Second Road Fatality - Sadly, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can confirm that the 38-year-old man seriously hurt in a reported single vehicle motorcycle crash in Sandys parish Tuesday night was pronounced dead in the early morning hours of Wednesday, 1st February 2023.

The death of the 38-year-old man, who is understood to have been a Sandys parish resident, marks Bermuda’s second road fatality of 2023.

It is believed that the fatal crash occurred around 11:55pm Tuesday, 31st January 2023 on Somerset Road, near the junction with Mangrove Bay Road, when the 38-year-old motorcyclist struck a sidewalk near the former Somerset Country Squire Restaurant & Pub.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to provide relevant support to the deceased’s loved ones at this difficult time.

Traffic in the area was diverted for approximately two and a half hours, while the scene was processed.

The investigation into this latest road fatality continues and any witnesses are now encouraged to call the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788 as soon as possible.

Update: Second road fatality identified.

Firearm Recovered at Scene of Fatal Collision in Southampton

Tue, 2023-01-31

The Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), is continuing enquiries into the fatal road traffic collision that occurred around 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, January 29th, 2023, just east of the Henry VIII Restaurant, on South Shore Road, Southampton.

A firearm was found and seized at the scene of this road traffic collision.

The recovery of the firearm and the fatal road traffic collision are being separately investigated at this time, as there is no direct link between the two incidents.

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit are conducting enquiries into the fatal collision.

Detectives from the Serious Crimes Unit are looking into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the firearm.

The BPS is appealing to those members of the public who were at the scene of this traffic collision, if you have any information relating to the firearm that was recovered, please contact the Senior Investigating Officer, Acting Detective Sergeant, Anneka Donawa, at 717-2250. 

You may also contact any member of police staff that you are comfortable with or, alternatively, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 800-8477.

First Fatal Road Traffic Collision of 2023

Mon, 2023-01-30

The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that a 40-year-old male has succumbed to injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle road traffic collision, which occurred around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday 29th January 2023.

Initial reports indicated the collision involved three motorcycles and a motorcar.

The 40-year-old male was riding a motorcycle east on South Road, Southampton, when upon reaching the area of Henry the VIII restaurant, he reportedly attempted to overtake a motorcar travelling in the same direction and collided with three other bikes traveling in a westerly direction.

Police and other emergency responders arrived on the scene to find the 40-year-old male unresponsive.

He was attended to by EMTs and transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further treatment, but was subsequently pronounced dead.

This marks the first road traffic fatality of 2023.

One of the motorcycle riders who was headed in the opposite direction sustained a broken arm and was also transported to hospital, where at last check, he was being prepared for surgery. His injury is not considered life threatening.

It remains unclear whether any of the other two motorcycle riders headed west were injured in the collision, as they rode away from the scene on one of the bikes involved.

Traffic was diverted away from the scene which remained closed for an extended period while it was forensically processed.

We wish to thank the public for their patience and cooperation during this exercise.

Investigations into this matter remain ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant Francis Blackman on 717-2408 or, via email,

You may also call the main police number 295-0011, the non-emergency reporting number, 211 or, Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.

Alternatively, share any information you may have with a police officer you’re familiar with.

Six Years Later, Jahni Outerbridge Murder Inquiry Remains Active

Mon, 2023-01-30

Detectives investigating the murder of Jahni Outerbridge are renewing their appeal for anyone with information that can help bring the perpetrator(s) to justice.

As many will recall, six years ago 31-year-old Mr. Outerbridge was fatally shot around 11:20pm Sunday, 29th January 2017 outside the Mid-Atlantic Boat Club on North Shore Road in Devonshire.

In order to progress this active murder inquiry further, members of the community that know something are urged to provide any relevant information in confidence to the investigative team, or a police officer they know.

Residents that can assist are asked to call the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or contact Detective Sergeant Dean Martin directly on 717-2074. Detective Sergeant Martin can also be reached at e-mail

Alternatively, anonymous tips can be provided via the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers Bermuda hotline 800-8477, or their website,

Multiple Vehicles Involved in Serious South Road, Southampton Collision [Updated]

Mon, 2023-01-30

Around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, 29th January, 2023, police received several 911 calls reporting a serious multiple vehicle collision on South Shore Road, Southampton, just east of the Henry the VIII restaurant.

Upon arrival, officers observed three motorcycles and a motorcar were involved.

Details are limited, but it appears a male motorcycle rider attempted to overtake a motorcar headed east on South Shore Road, when he collided with two bikes travelling in the opposite direction.

The male motorcyclist who attempted to overtake the motorcar is described as a heavyset, dark skinned male, sustained serious injuries in the collision.

He was unresponsive and was transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment.

One of the other motorcycle riders, also a male, suffered minor injuries.

It remains unknown whether the third motorcyclist also believed to be a male was injured, as they were driven away from the scene by someone on another bike not thought to have been involved in the collision.

The female motorcar driver did not sustain any injuries.

Traffic was diverted at the junction of Lighthouse Road and at Southampton Princess while Collision Investigators processed the scene.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the main police number, 295-0011 or, the non-emergency reporting number, 211.

If you’d prefer to share the information with an officer you know, we urge you to please do so.

Update: First fatal road traffic collision of 2023.

Three People Hurt in Two Motorcycle Collision on South Road in Devonshire

Sat, 2023-01-28

Around 3:30pm on Saturday 28th January, 2023, police and other first responders were dispatched to a collision along South Road, near to the junction with Kent Avenue, Devonshire, involving two motorcycles.

Details surrounding the collision are limited, however it is believed that three people were involved. Two adults have been taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, for treatment of their injuries, which were described as potentially serious. An eight year old child was also reported to be injured in the collision, but believed to have suffered a minor injury.

Traffic diversions are in place at Brighton Hill, Middle Road/Tee Street and Berry Hill/Tee Street, while accident investigators process the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to call 211.

Robbery, Witness Appeal

Wed, 2023-01-25

Around 1:35 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, police officers responded to a robbery at the Ice Queen, South Road, Paget.

Reports are, the suspect entered the restaurant and demanded cash.

He grabbed the cash register and attempted to flee the premises.

However, he dropped the cash register in the lobby area injuring himself, before escaping with an unknown quantity of cash.

Officers began a search of the immediate area and subsequently located and arrested a 27-year-old male. He was transported by officers to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, for treatment to his injury.

The arrested male was subsequently transported to the Hamilton Police Station where he remains in custody.

Anyone with information on this incident, is asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant 2499, Hall, on 515-2499 or, via email

You may also contact the main police number, 295-0011 or, the non-emergency reporting number, 211.

Alternatively, you may call Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 or, provide the information to a police officer you know.



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