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Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020

Two Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers injured in checkpoint collision

The Governor, HE, John Rankin and the Minister of National Security, the Hon. Wayne Caines hosted a press briefing to address last evening’s traffic incident which injured two Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers.
At around 11:15 p.m. on Monday 29th June, police received several reports of a serious road traffic collision at a checkpoint manned by members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, in the area of Demco florists on the South Shore road in Devonshire.

Reports are that a motorcar had been driven through the checkpoint at speed and struck two soldiers.

They were both conveyed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital by ambulance for treatment to their injuries.

One of the soldiers is now listed in critical condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit and is waiting to be
air-ambulanced to the United States for further treatment.

His colleague sustained a suspected broken ankle.

He was kept overnight for observation and is expected to be sent home today.

Two occupants of the car a 35-year-old male and a 27-year-old male were both taken into custody.

The 27-year-old male, believed to have been the driver of the vehicle, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drug.
Anyone with information on this incident, is asked to call 211, or the main police line, 295-0011.

There is also a video clip of the incident circulating on social media. We ask that should you receive that video, you do not forward it on and instead delete it.

Just think how you would feel if that were an incident involving your relative or loved one, and the images were being passed around for all to see.
The Bermuda Police Service once again advises members of the public when leaving a location, to give themselves sufficient time to get to their final destinations before the commencement of the nightly curfew.
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