Minibus overturns after hitting wall in Flatts
A minibus smashed into a wall and landed on its side outside Rustico Restaurant and Pizzeria in Flatts Village early yesterday morning after its driver lost control of the vehicle.
A police spokesman confirmed that there were no injuries as a result of the single-vehicle incident, which occurred on the Brightside Guest Apartments property.
The Bermuda Police Service spokesman said: “At around 5.11am today, police were called out to a single-vehicle collision on Middle Road, Flatts Village, near the junction with Harrington Sound Road.
“It appears the driver of a minibus lost control of the vehicle and collided with a wall adjacent to Rustico’s restaurant on the Brightside Apartments property. There were no reported injuries.”
There were traffic delays while a crane was used to remove the vehicle. Police are calling on anyone with information about the incident to contact them on 211 or 295-0011.
Michael Lightbourne, the owner and manager of Brightside Guest Apartments, said the wall in its entirety cost $15,000 and that he was in the process of filling out an insurance claim form.
Mr Lightbourne said: “We are waiting for an estimate for costs to repair the wall. No one was here when it happened, I think the driver was coming from the aquarium and may have gone over the barrier before hitting the wall.
“We have had a couple of incidents over the last 40 years – maybe some cars grazing the corner but never a bus overturning – this is one of the more severe incidents.”
Mr Lightbourne said it had been a difficult time for the business in light of Friday’s shooting in the property car park, which left one man dead and another injured.