Nearly six hours after a serious road traffic accident that left a 16-year-old girl severely injured in a two-vehicle road traffic accident on South Road in Southampton, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) has yet to confirm that she reportedly succumbed to her injuries.
 
Police say the accident occurred around 12:15pm near the junction with Dolphin Ridge on South Road.
 
A spokesman said the young motorcyclists was riding a 50cc scooter that was in a collision with a van. 
 
She was given CPR at the scene before she was rushed to the hospital’s Emergency Department. The van driver was not injured.
 
The spokesman said at that point in time that updates on her condition were expected later.
 
But reports reaching Bermuda Real from reliable sources several hours ago say that the accident victim succumbed to her injuries, which has yet to be confirmed by police, nearly six hours later.
 
When contacted by Bermuda Real just before 6pm, the person who answered the phone said the young woman’s next of kin had to be informed first, which goes without saying.
 
But six hours later, it goes beyond words that the Bermuda Police Service spokesman has yet to confirm what has already widespread on the real Bermuda News circuit.
 
In any case, we will await official word from the police, who will not release the victim’s identity pending notification of next of kin. 
 
As noted, full details are still pending as this new investigation continues.
 
In the interim, any witnesses are urged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011 as soon as possible.