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Male Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt in Sandys Parish Collision

Sat, 2023-02-25

Shortly after 9pm on Saturday 25th February 2023, police and other first responders were dispatched to a serious two vehicle collision on western side of Scaur Hill, Sandys.

Early information suggests a male motorcyclist was traveling east on Scaur Hill, when he was struck by a male on an off-road scrambler which was travelling in the opposite direction, at a high rate of speed. Shortly after the collision the male riding the scrambler fled the scene.

The motorcycle rider was conveyed to King Edward Memorial Hospital, with what was described as a severe leg injury. It is not known if the other male was injured.

Traffic heading east is being diverted over Fort Scaur and westbound traffic is being diverted through the railway trail at the entrance to Lantana.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision or anyone who may have seen an off-road scrambler in the area around the time of the collision, to contact PC Rajiv Bailey on 211 or

Three Vehicle Collision on South Road in Warwick

Fri, 2023-02-24

Around 1:45pm on Friday 24th February 2023, police and other emergency services were dispatched to the scene of a three vehicle collision involving an intermediate truck, a water truck  and a motorcar, at the junction of Middle Road and Spring Hill Road, Warwick.

Initial information suggests that the two trucks both headed in opposite directions collided, causing the truck headed east to cross into the westbound lane and collide with a motorcar which was traveling west.

The drivers of the intermediate truck and the motorcar, both female, have been transported to King Edward VII Memorial for treatment of injuries, the extent of which is not known at this time.

The male driver of the water truck was not reported to be injured.

The collision has left the road completely impassable.

Traffic diversions have been put in place at Middle Road with the junctions of Morgan’s  Road and Cobbs Hill Road until the vehicles are removed from the scene.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact PC Tiffani Williams on 211 or

Road Traffic Collision: 50-Year-Old Rider's Cause of Death to be Determined

Wed, 2023-02-22

Shortly before 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023, police and other first responders were dispatched to a two vehicle road traffic collision involving a taxi and a motorcycle on South Road, Warwick, near the junction with Tribe Road number two.

The motorcycle rider, a 50-year-old male, was reportedly found unresponsive, lying face-down on the roadway.

He was immediately transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The taxi was headed west when the motorcycle rider who was traveling east, reportedly drifted into the westbound lane and collided with the front of the taxi.

There are reports the victim appeared to have experienced a medical episode before crossing lanes and becoming involved in the collision.

The outcome of the investigation into this collision, as well as the results of an autopsy, will have to be received before a determination can be made as to whether or not, this marks the 4th road fatality of the year.

Eyewitnesses, or anyone with information on this incident, is asked to contact P.C. Walter Jackson of the Roads Policing Unit on 717-0469, 295-0011 or, via e-mail

Road Sobriety Checkpoints in Effect 23rd Through 26th February 2023

Wed, 2023-02-22

Motorists are advised that the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) will be conducting road sobriety checkpoints in 7 parishes (Hamilton parish, Smith’s parish, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget, Warwick & Southampton) starting this Thursday evening, 23rd February through Sunday, 26th February 2023.

BPS officers from the Community Policing Division, Tactical Operations and Roads Policing Unit will operate the checkpoints, which are in addition to general patrol officers enforcing Operation Vega.

Please plan ahead and do your part by not driving or riding impaired. If you are intending to go out and socialise, make sure you have arranged for a designated driver, taxi or another responsible transportation service to get you to your destination safely.

Third Road Fatality of 2023: 50-Year-Old Arnold Astwood

Tue, 2023-02-21

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the identity of the victim in that fatal road traffic collision which occurred round 9:45pm on Monday, 20th February, 2023, on South Road, just west of Horseshoe Road, Southampton, as 50-year-old Arnold Astwood.

Mr. Astwood was riding a traveling west along South Road, when he was involved in a single vehicle collision.

While being attended to by members of the public, Mr. Astwood was struck by a truck which was also headed west and left the scene.

He was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries.

A 51-year-old-male has been arrested and is assisting police with their inquiries into this matter.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Constable Jason Ming, on 717-0862 or, via e-mail,

The Bermuda Police Service extends sincere condolences to Mr. Astwood’s family and loved ones.

Third Road Fatality of 2023 [Updated]

Tue, 2023-02-21

Around 9:45pm on Monday 20th February, police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious collision on South Road, just west of Horseshoe Road Southampton.

Initial information suggests that a 50-year-old male on a motorcycle was traveling west along South Road when he was involved in a single vehicle collision.

Whilst he was  being attended to by several members of the public, a man driving a truck, also headed west, struck the injured male.

The injured male was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where unfortunately he succumbed to his injuries. This marks the third road fatality of 2023.

No further information will be released until the next of kin has been notified.

Police are appealing to anyone who  may have witnessed this collision to contact 211.

Update: Third road fatality of 2023 identified.

Second Suspect Arrested: Kyari Flood Murder Investigation

Thu, 2023-02-16

A second suspect wanted in relation to the murder of Kyari Flood was arrested at approximately 11:00 a.m. today, Thursday, February 16th, 2023.

The 19-year-old male was arrested when officers executed a firearms warrant at a Dundonald Street, Pembroke, residence.

A 20-year-old-man from Devonshire arrested in connection with the investigation into Mr. Flood’s murder, remains in police custody at this time.

Officers from the police Tactical Unit, Armed Response, and Serious Crimes Units were involved in today’s operation.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector, Jason Smith said: “The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the public the public for their support with our investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Kyari Flood. However, there remains a lot of work to be done and so we are once more appealing for anyone with any information, even if you don’t think it’s important, to please get in contact with us. That bit of information that you have may just be what we need to bring to justice whomever is responsible for Mr. Flood’s death.”

Again, anyone with information can contact Detective Inspector Smith on 717-0864 or email,

Alternatively, you may call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477 or, share the information with a police officer you know.



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