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Elderly man injured in incident

An elderly man was injured after being struck by a taxi this morning just outside the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex.



When a Barbados TODAY team arrived on the scene, the driver of the vehicle was not in sight.

However, the man was lying in the street and he was being assisted by one lady, who said he had just left her stall in the fish market while another woman provided shade with an umbrella.

He was taken away from the scene by ambulance.


18 Responses to Elderly man injured in incident

  1. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson September 10, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Run in shock,fright,fear are is this no road tax are insurance

  2. Antoinette Rochester
    Antoinette Rochester September 10, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I’m convinced Taxi drivers, minibus/zr drivers and Transport Board drivers went to the same driving school.

  3. Shantelle Yearwood
    Shantelle Yearwood September 10, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Let pray n hope the man injuries are not serious and he’s ok

  4. Michelle Stephens
    Michelle Stephens September 10, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    i aint even talking bout this. i TIRED. stupes every day so? hope the old boy get well soon

  5. Dianne Griffith
    Dianne Griffith September 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Antoinette Rochester I agree with you because I can not understand why they insist on driving so crazy

  6. Dianne Griffith
    Dianne Griffith September 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Well Carolyn Robertson if that is the reason he ran he made it worse by running if he did run off

  7. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins September 10, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    These taxis, ZR as*holes, ZM and slowly the Transport Board buses believe they are the only users of the governement road. They all speed and drive without due care and attention. Stiffer penalties for these pricks.

  8. Princess Neferua
    Princess Neferua September 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Just read this UpDate….AN ELDERLY MAN was struck on Princess Alice Highway, in Bridgetown around 11 a.m. today.
    Emmerson Bellamy, 92, of Valley View, the Pine, St Michael was struck by a taxi while crossing the street from the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex.
    The driver of the vehicle, Patricia Leacock, 63, of Church Street, Speightstown, St Peter said she was just driving out of the Fisheries Complex when the collision occurred.
    An ambulance arrived at 11:20 a.m. and Bellamy received medical attention at the scene

  9. jrsmith September 10, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    @, All, bajans, hail,hail, seems now to be on the same wave length, when it comes to vehicular accidents. My take , again blame first the insurance companies and most of all , blame the politicians who are the management of Barbados.

    Now this driver , some one must know him/her, leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal act, so long this driver is identify , that person, should be arrested on sight ,charge with dangerous driving, bail until an investigation prove who is at fault.
    @,Carolyn, hail, hail, on the button, that’s why I am all for random stopping of vehicles and individuals, the driver done a runner. See, see.

  10. Rosalind Eastmond
    Rosalind Eastmond September 10, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Oh Dear …so Sad .

  11. Alex Alleyne September 10, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Very sad news that the man was struck and even worst the driver no where in sight . If it is because of no insurance , road tax or an expired drivers license , what does this mean for the man lying in the street ? . Knowing how the insurance companies in BDS handle “POOR PEOPLE” cases , unless some ambulance chaser for a lawyer come forward, this poor man will be left out in the sun to dry .

  12. harry turnover September 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    …..because the driver was not in sight DOES NOT mean that he/she had run away.

  13. Observer September 10, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Actually 90% of the drivers in barbados are always in such of a stupid hurry and on top of being stupid they get mad when you don’t joined the stupidity club of driving like a damn fool

  14. jrsmith September 11, 2015 at 5:34 am

    I am a driver , learn to drive , 62 years ago ,had 2 accidents, one my fault, minor, but every time I see a pedestrian accident, it scares me, because my nephew 15 old years was killed in Barbados by a drunken driver, who went missing and was never found, some sightings of him in Trinidad, but.

  15. seagul September 13, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    What’s really puzzles me is they drive so fast and the island is so tiny. From north to south you can be there under an hour. This is not playing your part people, this makes tourist wary of going on tours and even coming back…..the stupidity club.


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