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Fourth Road Fatality for 2021: 81-Year-Old Leon Thomas

Wed, 2021-05-05

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 81-year-old Leon Thomas and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Thomas – believed to be a Southampton resident – was seriously injured when he attempted to walk across South Road in Southampton near the junction with Lighthouse Road and was struck by a motorcycle being ridden west along South Road around 5:47pm Tuesday, 4th May.

Despite lifesaving efforts at the crash site and being rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, sadly Mr. Thomas was later pronounced dead.

The motorcyclist involved, said to be a 19-year-old Paget man, apparently sustained injuries to his leg and back and was admitted to the hospital for treatment. He was also arrested and later bailed in connection with this fatal collision.

Third Road Fatality for 2021: 56-Year-Old Marvin Lambe

Wed, 2021-05-05

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 56-year-old Marvin Lambe and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Lambe – believed to be a Smith’s parish resident – was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was riding east on North Shore Road collided with the back of a car (also being driven east on North Shore Road), that had stopped to allow a man and woman to cross the pedestrian crossing near The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo in Hamilton parish around 5:30pm Tuesday, 4th May.

Despite lifesaving efforts at the crash site and being rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, sadly Mr. Lambe was later pronounced dead.

The two pedestrians struck by the motorcycle, said to be a 53-year-old Devonshire man and a 27-year-old Hamilton parish woman, were treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and later discharged.

Appeal to Witnesses of Hamilton Parish Collision & Devonshire Collision

Tue, 2021-05-04

Around 5:30pm Tuesday 4th May 2021 a collision involving a motorcycle, a car and two pedestrians was reported on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish outside The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo.

Initial information indicates that the motorcyclist was seriously injured and required CPR at the scene, before being rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for further treatment.

Both pedestrians, a man and a woman, were also hurt – but they were said to be conscious and breathing. Their injuries are believed to be less serious.

Traffic travelling east was diverted along Harrington Sound Road while the scene was processed by a BPS Traffic Collision Investigator and Forensic Support Unit personnel. Those diversions are no longer in effect.

Update: Wednesday, May 5th - Third road fatality for 2021.

Another collision was reported around 6pm Tuesday, 4th May 2021, in the South Road, Devonshire Bay Road, Devonshire area involving two motorcycles.

Initial information indicates that the two riders, one male and one female, were hurt. Both were transported to hospital via ambulance for treatment. At this time the female rider’s injuries may be more serious than the male rider’s injuries.

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.

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