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Reported Serious Multiple Vehicle Collision in Sandys

Saturday, September 25,2021

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. today, Saturday 25th September, 2021, police along with other emergency responders, attended a serious multiple vehicle collision involving a motorbike, a car and two trucks, outside Maxi Mart supermarket near the junction of Middle Road and Woodlawn Road, Sandys Parish. Details are limited at this time, however, the 23-year-old male motorcycle rider sustained internal injuries while his 20-year-old female passenger sustained a broken leg. They were transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where at last check, they were being attended to for their injuries in the hospital’s Emergency Unit. The drivers of the other two vehicles were not injured. The roadway, which was blocked while the scene was being forensically processed, has now been reopened and we wish to thank the public for their patience and cooperation during the exercise. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011.



Reported Serious Three Vehicle Collision, Somerset Road, Sandys [Updated]

Saturday, September 25,2021

Around 5:30pm on Friday 24th September 2021, police and first responders attended a serious three vehicle collision on Somerset Road at the junction with Scaur Lane in Sandys. Early information suggests that a 21 year old female was traveling east on a rental cycle, when she attempted to negotiate a left hand bend and collided with another cycle which was traveling in the same direction and a truck which was traveling in the opposite direction. She was taken to KEMH for what is described as serious injuries to her arm. The rider of the other motorcycle, a 60 year old male, was also taken to hospital for treatment of what is described as minor leg injuries. The 56 year old truck driver was not reported to be injured.  Traffic is currently being diverted onto the Railway Trail using a one way system at Sound View Road for traffic headed east and Lantana Road for traffic headed west, while traffic accident investigators process the scene. Update: The road has reopened.



BPS Thanks Public for Curfew Compliance, Asks for Continued Cooperation

Monday, September 20,2021

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) would like to thank the public for its support in adhering to the new curfew regulations which went into effect this past weekend. Na’imah Astwood, Acting Assistant Commissioner – Operations- said, “We are grateful to the public for working with the police in obeying the new COVID regulations as we all work together to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus and its highly contagious Delta variant. There was only one person found in breach of the current curfew regulations over the weekend. We remain hopeful the community will continue to comply with the new regulations which remain in place until Friday October 1st, 2021. We would also remind individuals to ensure they allow ample time to get to their final destinations before the start of the nightly curfew at 12:30 a.m. During previous curfew restrictions, the Bermuda Police Service observed an increase in high rates of speed by individuals attempting to make it indoors before the start of curfew. This resulted in a number of serious road traffic collisions. A situation we would not like to see repeated during the current curfew restrictions. We have already recorded nine fatal road traffic collisions so far this year and there were several serious collisions over the weekend. While our officers will be out on the roads ensuring compliance, we wish to appeal for individuals to exercise even more caution when using the roads in the hours just before the start of the nightly curfew. Again, we urge that you leave for your final destination in time enough to avoid any untoward occurences. Should any situation arise which requires that you leave your residence during curfew hours please call the main police number, 295-0011 and speak with the on duty Inspector, prior to taking any action. Let’s continue to work together as we see our island though this difficult time."



Social Media Hoax Message Circulating Did Not Come From BPS

Monday, September 20,2021

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is aware of a message purportedly issued by the organisation and now being circulated on social media, warning residents to be aware of would be government workers distributing masks for the prevention of COVID spread. The post suggests these masks contain some form of anaesthetic property which renders individuals incapacitated after they follow the “government workers” instructions that they be tried to ensure proper fit. The post claims that once incapacitated persons are then robbed of valuables by these individuals portraying themselves as government employees. The BPS wishes to inform the public, it has not issued any such notice. Investigations have revealed the notice originated in another jurisdiction and is now being circulated here. Anyone receiving the hoax message, is advised to immediately delete it and not forward it on. Further, any BPS advisories to the public are issued via the local print and broadcast media, as well as via our own social media pages.



Person of Interest Appeal: Zywonde Lema

Monday, September 20,2021

The Bermuda Police Service is once again asking for the public’s assistance in locating 19-year-old Zywonde Lema. Mr. Lema is a light skinned, black male, approximately 5’ 3” in height, slim built, clean shaven and wears his hair in a high top fade. He is known to frequent the Peat Lane, Pembroke area as well as Cedar Hill in Warwick, and Camp Hill, Southampton. Mr. Lema is a person of interest to police. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Acting Detective Inspector, Dean Martin, on 717-2074, via e-mail dmartin@bps.bm or, the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739.



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