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Mayhem on roads leads to 21 weekend crashes

A total of 21 crashes were reported over the weekend with 11 resulting in some form of injury, police said this morning.

Three of the collisions resulted in serious injuries, a further eight resulted in minor injuries and ten caused damage only. Additionally, four arrests were made on suspicious of impaired driving and more than three dozen tickets were issued for speeding.

One of the offenders was clocked at 102km/h.

Police said that officers continued to be “highly visible” on the island’s roads, conducting a number a “road-safety initiatives”.

The Bermuda Police Service added: “However, the public must also do their part and take personal responsibility for their driving and riding behaviour.”

Police also provided updates on the conditions of a number of people injured in this weekend’s collision.

A 16-year-old girl hurt in a single-vehicle bike crash on South Road, near Southcote Road, on Friday night remained in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit. The crash happened shortly before 8pm.

A 58-year-old Paget man injured when his bike collided with a truck on Wilkinson Avenue in Hamilton Parish on Friday afternoon remained in stable condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

A 37-year-old Hamilton Parish man injured in a single-vehicle bike crash on North Shore Road, near Limehouse Lane, in Hamilton Parish on Friday afternoon, was treated in hospital and later discharged.

Police continue to investigate all three incidents.

The BPS also provided details on a two-car crash that occurred in Smith’s last night.

It happened on North Shore Road near Flatts Village at about 7.45pm.

Police said: “Two people were initially trapped in one of the vehicles involved but were later extracted, conscious and breathing.

“Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening and an update on the condition of both individuals is expected in due course.”

Anyone with information on this or any other crash is asked to contact police on 295-0011.

BPS WEEKEND STATISTICS

39 speeding tickets

(top 102km/h)

21 collisions

10 damage only

8 minor injury

3 serious injury

5 unlicensed vehicles

and no insurance tickets

4 impaired drivers arrested

3 no driving licence tickets

2 arrests for traffic warrants

1 driving without due care

Source: Bermuda Police Service Roads Policing Unit on Twitter