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Woman arrested after truck goes over embankment

Two females were taken to hospital after a single-vehicle crash that sent a truck tumbling down an embankment in Southampton late on Wednesday night.

It happened on South Road, near Henry VIII Restaurant, at around 11.30pm.

Police reported this morning that the driver, a 33-year-old Southampton woman, had been arrested on suspicion of impaired driving and has been released on police bail pending further inquiries. She has been treated in hospital.

Her passenger, a 27-year-old Southampton woman, was admitted to hospital and later discharged.

No other injuries have been reported although a damaged scooter was seen near the upside-down truck.

Damage was seen to a wall of a driveway.

“An initial fuel leak from the overturned truck was dealt with by Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel,” police said last night.

A woman who lives in a house close to the crash said she was alerted to the incident by her son.

She said the female occupants of the truck were starting to get out of the vehicle by the time she got outside of her home.

“They were trying to drag themselves away from the truck,” the woman, who asked not to be identified, said.

“I think the one who was the passenger, she was helping the other one.”

She said police were on scene within a few minutes.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. Any witnesses are asked to contact 295-0011.

Upside down: the scene after last night's accident in Southampton (Photograph by Paul Johnston)

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Published March 30, 2017 at 3:23 am (Updated March 30, 2017 at 1:10 pm)

Woman arrested after truck goes over embankment

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