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Third Road Fatality for 2022: 51-Year-Old Wayne J. Augustus

Tue, 2022-03-29

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 51-year-old Wayne J. Augustus, Bermuda’s third road fatality for 2022, and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Augustus (rider) was seriously injured in a single vehicle motorcycle crash on South Road, Southampton near Church Bay around 3:15am Saturday, 26th March 2022.

Despite lifesaving efforts at the scene, which continued as he was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, Mr. Augustus later succumbed to his injuries.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer is providing support to loved ones of the deceased at this time.

Constable Garwin Phillips is continuing to investigate the circumstances of this fatal crash and members of the public with any relevant information are once again asked to call 211 or the main police number 295-0011. Constable Phillips can also be reached via his e-mail gphillips2@bps.bm.

Second Road Fatality for 2022: 42-Year-Old Hannah Jimenez-Flood

Tue, 2022-03-29

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) can now confirm the death of 42-year-old Hannah Jimenez-Flood, Bermuda’s second road fatality for 2022, and extends sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Ms. Jimenez-Flood (driver) was seriously injured in a single vehicle car crash on Beacon Hill Road, Sandys parish around 10:35pm Friday, 25th March 2022.

Despite lifesaving efforts at the scene, which continued as she was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, Ms. Jimenez-Flood later succumbed to her injuries.

A BPS Family Liaison Officer is providing support to loved ones of the deceased at this time.

Constable Denise Taylor is continuing to investigate the circumstances of this fatal crash and members of the public with any relevant information are once again asked to call 211 or the main police number 295-0011. Constable Taylor can also be reached via her e-mail dtaylor@bps.bm.

28th March Collision: Car Driver’s Injuries Said to be Non-Life Threatening

Tue, 2022-03-29

The driver of a private electric car received treatment at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for injuries said to be non-life threatening following a collision with a taxi that occurred around 10:35am Monday, 28th March 2022 on South Road in Smith’s parish, near the junction with Sayle Road.

It should be noted that the 52-year- old man had to be extracted from the car by firefighters. The Smith’s parish resident apparently sustained injuries to his face, arms and legs.

The taxi driver involved, said to be a 51-year-old Sandys parish man, was not hurt.

Any witnesses to this collision that have not already come forward are now encouraged to call Constable Stephen Paynter on 717-0951 or e-mail spaynter@bps.bm.

Reported Serious Two Vehicle Collision in Smith’s Parish [Updated]

Mon, 2022-03-28

Around 10:35am Monday, 28th March 2022, a reported serious two-vehicle collision occurred on South Road in Smith’s parish, near the junction with Sayle Road.

Bermuda Police Service, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel responded to the incident.

Initial indications were that the collision occurred around 10:45am Monday.

Information now suggests that a taxi was being driven east on South Road and a private car was being driven in the opposite direction when the vehicles collided. It appears that the car involved was overtaking another vehicle, also headed west, at the time.

The driver of the car, believed to be a local male resident, was injured. The extent of his injuries remains unknown at this time.

However, he was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, conscious and breathing. An update regarding his medical condition is anticipated at some point later today.

Apparently, no one else was hurt.

Traffic diversions are currently in effect at Sayle Road and Nantucket Lane in Smith’s parish until further notice, while the scene is being processed.

Any witnesses to this collision, that have not already come forward, are encouraged to call 211 or the main police number 295-0011 as soon as possible.

Update: Traffic diversions are no longer in effect in the South Road, Sayle Road, Nantucket Lane Smith’s parish area.

The driver injured in this morning’s collision, understood to be a 52-year-old local male, is still receiving treatment at the hospital for his injuries.

The Bermuda Police Service appreciates the assistance received so far and continues to appeal for any witnesses, that have not yet come forward, to call 211 or 295-0011 as soon as possible.

29th March: Car driver involved in Monday morning's collision treated for injuries said to be non-life threatening.

Two Road Fatalities Confirmed After Two Separate Serious Collisions

Sat, 2022-03-26

Sadly, the Bermuda Police Service can confirm that the 42 year old woman involved in a single vehicle car crash which occurred on Beacon Hill, Sandys, around 10:35 p.m. on Friday, 25th March, 2022. has succumbed to her injuries.

Additionally, we can confirm that the 51 year old man, who was involved in what appears to be a single vehicle collision which occurred on South Road near Church Bay, Southampton, around 3:15 am on Saturday 26th March, 2022, has also, sadly, succumbed to his injuries.

These mark the second and third road traffic fatalities, respectively, for 2022.

No further information will be released until the next of kin have been informed.

Investigations into both matters remain ongoing and anyone with information is asked to get in contact with us by calling 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011.

29th March: Bermuda's second road fatality and third road fatality identified.

Serious Collision on South Road in Southampton [Updated]

Sat, 2022-03-26

Around 03:15am on Saturd 26th March, police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious single vehicle collision on South Road near the entrance to Church Bay, Southampton.

Details are very limited however a man on a motorcycle was traveling along South Road, in an unknown direction, when it appears he lost control of the cycle.

He was conveyed to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious head injuries.

Traffic diversions were put in place while officers processes the scene.

Anyone who may have been in the area around this time and witnessed this collision is urged to contact police on 211 or 295-0011.

Update: Two road fatalities confirmed following two separate serious collisions late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Serious Collision in Sandys Parish [Updated]

Fri, 2022-03-25

Around 11:35pm on Friday 25th March, police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious single vehicle collision on Beacon Hill Rd, Sandys.

Early information suggests that a 42 year old woman was traveling east along Beacon Hill when she attempted to negotiate a right hand bend and lost control of her vehicle, before colliding with a tree.

She was transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital. The extent of her injuries is not known at this time, however her injuries are believed to be serious.

Anyone who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed this collision is urged to contact police on 211 or 295-0011.

Update: Saturday, 26th March - Two road fatalities confirmed following two separate serious collisions late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

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