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Road safety watchdogs are to discuss the safety of electric minicars after two of the vehicles overturned in less than a month.

But Dennis Lister III, the chairman of the Bermuda Road Safety Council, said he had not heard any concerns about the vehicles, but that the cars would be discussed next week.

Mr Lister added: “We haven't had any discussions about it yet, but with the two recent incidents it will be something we look at.”

He was speaking after police said a driver escaped serious injury yesterday morning after their electric minicar ended up on its side. The spokesman said it was believed the driver was coming around a corner on North Shore Road in Smith's near Flatts when they lost control.

The vehicle skidded a short distance and then rolled into the eastbound lane.

A motorist suffered a serious arm injury last month after a similar electric minicar was in collision with a car near the junction of Barker's Hill and Vesey Street.

She was cut from the vehicle by firefighters and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The transport ministry was contacted about the incidents, but no comment was received by press time.

Many hands: bystanders help to right an electric minicar after an accident on North Shore Road, Smith's, near Flatts (Photograph by Sarah Lagan)
Many hands: bystanders help to right an electric minicar after an accident on North Shore Road, Smith's, near Flatts (Photograph by Sarah Lagan)

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Published October 03, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated October 03, 2020 at 12:41 pm)

Second minicar accident prompts review

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