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Single Vehicle Car Crash in Southampton

Mon, 2022-12-05

Around 1:20pm on Monday 5th December 2022, Police and other first responders attended a report of a single vehicle collision along Riviera Road, Southampton.

Initial information suggests that a 67 year old man driving a motorcar and his 62 year old female passenger were exiting a private drive, where it is believed the driver may have suffered a medical episode  and lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn.

The female passenger was able to free herself from the vehicle, however, the male driver who was unresponsive at the time, had to be extracted from the vehicle by Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service. 

Both victims were taken by ambulance to KEMH for treatment of their injuries, the extent of which is not known at this time.

Anyone who may have witnessed, or has information about this collision, is asked to contact PC Rajiv Bailey on 211 or email

Commissioner Darrin Simons Responds to Advocacy Groups’ Concerns

Fri, 2022-12-02

Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons - "The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) welcomes and appreciates the concerns expressed by advocates, in relation to an article in today’s edition of the daily newspaper, regarding the outcome of a recent court matter involving Police Constable Simons.

The BPS does not condone the actions to which he pleaded guilty and that has understandably led to disquiet among the community.

It never should have happened.

We condemn the actions of that officer in the strongest possible terms.

Particularly, as it undermines our continued efforts to strengthen the critical relationship between the community and the police.

However, natural justice processes must be followed in determining the final disposition of the officer. We therefore ask for the public to be patient as the process takes place.

Failure on the part of the BPS to follow principles of natural justice in our decision-making may result in legal and or financial repercussions.

I wish to once again state, the BPS welcomes feedback and views from advocacy groups representing any sector of the community. This provides opportunity for discussion and understanding for all."

Recent Road Traffic Collisions Update

Thu, 2022-12-01

Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday 30th November 2022, police received reports of a serious road traffic collision involving two auxiliary cycles near the intersection of Ord Road and Tribe Road number one, Warwick.

A 17-year-old male rider was travelling towards Ord Road and stopped at a stop sign, with the intention to cross the roadway and continue north on Tribe Road number one.

At that time, a 76-year-old female was riding west on Ord Road, and the two vehicles collided.

The woman, who was unresponsive following the collision, was transported by an ambulance which was nearby, before the arrival of police.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call PC 2393 Thompson on 717-2393, the main police number, 295-0011 or e-mail,

Subsequent checks by officers indicated she is now warded in the Intensive Care Unit.

Meanwhile, police are investigating a single vehicle, road traffic collision, which occurred near the junction of Crow Lane and Lane Hill, Pembroke, around 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, 30-Nov-2022.

Upon arrival officers ascertained a 69-year-old male riding a motorcycle was travelling in a southerly direction along East Broadway.

As he approached the junction of Lane Hill, he lost control of the bike and hit the kerb.

This caused the motorcycle to swerve and the rider to fall off the bike, which landed on top of him.

Ambulance personnel arrived and conveyed the victim to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further medical treatment for injuries which are said to be non-life-threatening.

The incident resulted in delays as traffic was diverted around the scene while it was being forensically processed.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact PC 2571 Howarth, via email,, or, the main police number 295-0011.

BPS Clarifies Fine for Illegal Tint Offence Amended in 2011 Legislation

Tue, 2022-11-29

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) wishes to correct a recent statement which indicated that with the introduction of the “Garages Licensing Act 2022”, the penalty for illegal tint on motor vehicles also increased from $50 per window, to $500 per window.

The increased fine for the offence was in fact introduced with the Traffic Offences (Penalties) Amendment Act 2011.

We apologise for any concern caused.

1,135 Motorists Engaged by BPS at Recent Road Sobriety Checkpoints

Tue, 2022-11-29

A total of 1,135 motorists were engaged by police officers during the most recent road sobriety checkpoints, which took place at various locations around the island from Thursday, 24th November through Sunday, 27th November 2022.

Of that total, 14 motorists were referred for secondary assessment. Six of the 14 motorists were then required to take an alco-analyser test, which one motorist failed. As a result, that individual was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving and a court appearance is anticipated in due course.

In addition, during the four-day period, 10 motorists were arrested for non-traffic offences (outstanding warrants, drug offences etc.), six motorists received official written warnings (Motorist Advice Notices) for traffic related infractions and a total of 23 traffic tickets were issued for:

•             Licence plate offences = 2.

•             No driver’s licence = 4.

•             Unlicensed vehicle = 5.

•             No third party insurance = 5.

•             Driving while disqualified = 1.

•             Other traffic offences (disobeying a traffic sign, not wearing a seatbelt etc.) = 6.

As we enter the festive season, the Bermuda Police Service takes this opportunity to remind road users to be responsible.

Residents are encouraged to make arrangements with a designated driver, taxi or another reputable transportation service to get home, or to their intended destination, safely – if going out to socialise.

Don’t ride or drive impaired. Stop speeding and please, be mindful of others on our roads.

Reported Serious Two Vehicle Collision on Spurling Hill

Fri, 2022-11-25

Around 6:40pm on Friday 25th November 2022, police and first responders were dispatched to a report of a serious two vehicle collision at the junction of Spurling Hill and Crow Lane, Pembroke.

Early information suggests that a man traveling on a motorcycle, was headed east out of the city and a woman driving a motorcar, was headed west over Spurling Hill, when the collision occurred.

Than male motorcycle rider has been conveyed to KEMH for treatment of his injuries, which were reported to be serious. The female driver was not reported to be injuried in the collision.

Traffic diversions are in place while police forensically process the scene.

Traffic delays are to be expected.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact 211 or the main police line 295-0011.

BPS Officers Continue No Surprises Approach to Traffic Enforcement [Updated]

Thu, 2022-11-24

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell (Tactical Operations) – “We have gone through a phase of exercising discretion and issuing Motorist Advice Notices (official warnings) for licence plate and tint offences, due to the new nature of these amendments.

However, now that the public has been notified via media coverage of the changes in law regarding fixed penalties for illegal licence plates and illegal tint, police officers will be issuing tickets for these offences starting today, Thursday, 24th November 2022.

Therefore, all residents are advised to ensure that their vehicles comply with the current legislation.

This is in line with our no surprises Bermuda Police Service public strategy. These efforts are not meant to be punitive, but are intended to help make Bermuda’s roads safer.”

Update: Tuesday, 29th November The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) wishes to correct a recent statement which indicated that with the introduction of the “Garages Licensing Act 2022”, the penalty for illegal tint on motor vehicles also increased from $50 per window, to $500 per window.

The increased fine for the offence was in fact introduced with the Traffic Offences (Penalties) Amendment Act 2011.

We apologise for any concern caused.



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