86 Year Old Woman Hospitalised After Taxi Went Overboard Saturday

Shortly after 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, 22nd June 2024, police and other first responders attended a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a taxi, on Harbour Road, Paget.

It has been reported the taxi was travelling in an easterly direction along Harbour Road, when the driver, a 74-year-old male, apparently lost control of the vehicle and went through a wall near Lower Ferry.

The vehicle landed on its roof in Hamilton Harbour and became partially submerged.

The driver was able to escape the vehicle and was assisted by members of the public in extracting the other three occupants. Among them, an 86-year-old woman, who was initially unresponsive.

She was lifted to the dock where first aid was administered and she regained consciousness. All occupants were then conveyed by ambulance to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where at last check three of them were attended to and discharged.

The 86-year-old woman was placed on a ward as a precautionary measure and continues to receive treatment for her injuries, which are understood to be non-life threatening.

Harbour Road remained closed in the area of the collision for approximately three hours, while the vehicle was removed from the water and the roadway cleared.

Traffic diversions were put in place at the junctions of Lovers Lane and Harbour Road and Chapel Road and Harbour Road, Paget for the duration of the closure, with traffic at one point being restricted to one lane, while the damage was surveyed by the Department of Public Works.

The Bermuda Police Service wishes to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while this exercise was carried out.

An investigation into this collision is ongoing and any additional witnesses, or persons with relevant information regarding the incident, are asked to call Constable Steven Paynter on 717-0951, or e-mail spaynter@bps.bm.

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