More than 350 injured on roads in first quarter

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  • The scene on Marsh Folly Road after Demarcvjai Williams and Marco Salema died after their motorcycles collided last month (Photograph by Sarah Lagan)

    The scene on Marsh Folly Road after Demarcvjai Williams and Marco Salema died after their motorcycles collided last month (Photograph by Sarah Lagan)


A total of 355 people needed hospital treatment after crashes on Bermuda’s roads in the first three months of this year.

Of those, five needed inpatient treatment in intensive care at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and 24 were admitted to the acute care wing.

In addition, three people died as a result of crashes.

Demarcvjai Willians, 29, and Marco Salema, 34, were killed on March 16 after their motorcycles were in collision on Pembroke’s Marsh Folly Road.

Howard Charles, 69, died eight days earlier after a crash involving his horse and carriage in Devonshire.

The figures were supplied to The Royal Gazette’s Drive for Change campaign by the Bermuda Hospitals Board.

For the three month period, three people involved in accidents were aged 18 or younger and two people were transferred to overseas hospitals for treatment.

The BHB figures also showed that 1,690 people needed emergency department treatment in 2017 as a result of crashes, with 28 admitted to intensive care and 111 to an acute ward.

Of the injured, a total of nine people aged 18 or under were admitted to hospital as a result of road injuries over the year.

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Published Apr 11, 2018 at 11:32 am (Updated Apr 11, 2018 at 2:46 pm)

More than 350 injured on roads in first quarter

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