The Bermuda Police Service issued a public safety reminder today after a truck driver was inured in an incident that occurred on St John’s Road in Pembroke near the junction with Marsh Folly Road Monday morning (December 17th).
A police spokesman said the incident occurred around 11:20am, where police and first responders attended the scene to find that two trucks being driven in the opposite direction along st John’s road “when a piece of lumber fell off the truck travelling in the eastbound lane and broke through the windshield of the westbound truck – striking that vehicle’s driver in the face”.
“The same piece of wood also damaged a window on the right side of the westbound truck and was apparently part of a larger load of lumber secured to the eastbound vehicle,” he added.
“The truck driver hurt in the incident, said to be a 36-year-old Smith’s Parish man, was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of injuries described as non-life threatening.
“At last check this afternoon (December 18th) he had been treated and discharged from hospital. There were no other injuries reported.
“Inquiries continue and any witnesses are asked to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.”
Photographs of the vehicle the injured man was driving and the facial injuries he sustained while being treated at the hospital’s Emergency Department were circulating via the local social media circuit all day.
As stated by police, thankfully his injuries were non-life threatening.