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16-year-old driver dies in car crash

Police are investigating this island’s latest road fatality.

Dead is 16-year-old Karim Busby of Maynards, St Peter.

Police say the car he was driving struck a guard wall at Prospect Road, St James around 12:04 this morning. As a result, Busby died on the scene.

His 19-year-old female passenger was taken to the QEH by ambulance. She complained of pains to her upper body and both feet.

7 Responses to 16-year-old driver dies in car crash

  1. Shantelle Yearwood
    Shantelle Yearwood July 11, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Sad indeed condolences to his family n friends…take your time and drive safe on the roads ppl

  2. jrsmith July 11, 2015 at 10:59 am

    As no other vehicle was involve, this means bad driving , un road worthy vehicle, where do you start.

    Cars in Barbados ,seems to be just as lethal as a loaded gun.

  3. jrsmith July 11, 2015 at 11:04 am

    My take, the ministry of transport, needs to have an independent test done on these imported vehicles, are they similar vehicles being imported in the region.

  4. Chris Wright July 11, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I am amused at some of these comments. We are all human and are subject to mistakes. It was an accident which if you haven’t or ever had one, tomorrow may be your day.
    Don’t blame the vehicle because whatever you own, car, gun, dog, bicycle or boat, YOU are the person in control and responsible for what ever happens. True, there may be an accident through which unforeseen circumstances you may not be able to avoid.
    May the departed young man Rest In Peace and lets hope his death won’t be in vain as the younger drivers left behind will hopefully learn from it.

  5. Chris Wright July 11, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I don’t know what permission there is for posting this link, but I hope it will answer the curiosity of jrsmith re: car and gun deaths. It’s not only a Barbados problem but a North American one where guns are more prevalent.

  6. Tony Waterman July 11, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    @jrsmith!!!!! “As no other vehicle was involve, this means bad driving , un road worthy vehicle, where do you start.

    i wholeheartedly agree with you, if he was driving at 30-40kmh. had his Seatbelt on, and was paying attention to the Roadway, he might not have had that DEADLY Encounter with that inanimate Object.

    “Cars in Barbados ,seems to be just as lethal as a loaded gun.”

    Again i must agree with you on this one, and this statement does not warrant an actual Comparison 0f cars and Guns, because they really are quite similar in Barbados. Those vehicles start out when new as Substandard Vehicles and they just get worse as they grow older, and in Barbados they is NO system of Road Safety Inspections, it is a free for all, i have seen tyres on Cars that one could paint treads on they are so smooth, how the intend to stop them is an unknown.

    a graduated Licencing System, would have PROBABLY saved that youngster’s life, as he would have at 16, been banned from being on the road driving a Motor vehicle of any type at that hour of the Morning.
    and yes, similar vehicles are being DUMPED all over the Caribbean, and since they do not have all the Safety do dads rthat are required in Europe and North America, the manufacturers go to the Bank laughing.
    Just a few weeks ago in Waterford Bottom, a Mazda was Rammed from behind by a North American Ford Explorer which had Nary a Scratch, whilst the Mazda was COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED, there is definitely a BIG difference in Construction, and anyone who does NOT think so, is a FOOL.

    @Chris Wright!!!!! “lets hope his death won’t be in vain as the younger drivers left behind will hopefully learn from it.” Really???? Why did this one die, Should he not have learned from those who have died before he did ???? Quodos to you for your Optimism.

  7. christopher alleyne July 15, 2015 at 8:04 am

    carnage on the roads of Barbados . Politicians and union leaders at each others throats . young people suffering from depression and committing suicide lay offs have become the norm and crime steadily on the increase . It seems like you folks have brought your pigs to fine market or your chickens have come home to roost


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