Over the last 2.5 weeks there have at been at least five collisions that have resulted in the vehicle overturning, which is a higher than average amount for such a span of time, something people have pointed out in comments and on social media.
Fortunately, most of those involved were either not injured or received minor injuries. In one case an oil patch on the road was cited as the cause, and in other cases the driver ‘losing control’ of the vehicle was cited.
Sandys | August 5th
Two women were “transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries” after a car “carrying three women had overturned after the 72 year-old driver collided with a wall” the police confirmed on August 5th.
A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:55pm on Sunday 5th August, police and other first responders attended a report of a single vehicle collision which took place along Somerset Road Sandys, in the area of Scaur Hill.
“Initial information suggests that a private motorcar carrying three women had overturned after the 72 year-old driver collided with a wall.
“One woman was able to free herself from the vehicle however, the other two remained trapped until fire service personnel were able to free them. Two of the three women were transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.”
Hamilton Parish | July 27th
Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “At 11.57am police and other first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision that took place on North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish, just adjacent to Fractious Street.
“It appears that a male was traveling west on that same road when he lost control of the car that he was driving and collided with a wall and went over the embankment. The man successfully exited the vehicle on his own accord, and did not appear to suffer any apparent injuries.”
Smiths | July 24th
A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:57am Police and first responders attended a single vehicle collision along St. Marks Road Smith’s, near to the junction with South Road.
“A 19-year-old woman was driving her private motorcar along St. Marks Road, when she slid through an oil patch causing the vehicle to flip onto its roof. The woman escaped the incident without injury. Works & Engineering has been informed of the oil patch and they will attend to assess extent of the oil spill.”
Sandys | July 22nd
Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “A collision has occurred on Middle Road in Sandys in the area of White Hill Field. It appears that a car collided with a utility pole and overturned.
“This has caused major traffic delays in the area. The motoring public is advised to expect delays while the scene is being processed.”
Southampton | July 18th
Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “Police responded to a report of a road traffic collision that took place at 7:08pm today [Wednesday] on Lighthouse Road in Southampton.
“It appears that a taxi was traveling north on Lighthouse Road in the area of Henry VIII Restaurant when it appears that the driver lost control of his taxi resulting in the taxi flipping over.
“The driver exited the taxi on his own accord however the female passenger [a tourist] had to be extricated out of the taxi by the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service.
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