Four die in car crash

An early morning car crash has claimed the lives of four young women.

Details are still sketchy but police have also confirmed that a fifth woman, who was travelling with the deceased, was critically injured and had to be rushed to hospital, where she is fighting for her life.

The 3 a.m. accident occurred at Two Mile Hill, St Michael.

The scene of this mornings car crash.
The scene of this mornings car crash.


22 Responses to Four die in car crash

  1. Cynthia Blackman
    Cynthia Blackman October 25, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Prayers are going up and out for the families

  2. Margaret Gibbons
    Margaret Gibbons October 25, 2015 at 8:20 am

    So heartbreaking sympathy to those families in this dire time of need R.I.P

  3. Mhizz Tilly Hype
    Mhizz Tilly Hype October 25, 2015 at 8:21 am

    r.i.p girls we will surely miss u guys nothing will ever b the same with out u LOVE ALWAYS R.I.P

  4. Juan Small
    Juan Small October 25, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Lord have mercy ,strengthen thee grieving families

  5. Michelle Stephens
    Michelle Stephens October 25, 2015 at 8:29 am

    every morning we must wake up to something like this? Lord have mercy

  6. Valerie Small
    Valerie Small October 25, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Oh my word. My heart hurting. All dis sad news everyday. Dont know who dese ladies might but my heart heavy. Condolences to all family members.

  7. Lizzie October 25, 2015 at 8:56 am

    May God grant the families of these ladies strength and a peace that passes all understanding during this rough time.

  8. Patty Cake October 25, 2015 at 8:59 am

    How very sad. My condolences to their relatives and friends. May they rest in peace and may God comfort your loved ones. Life is so uncertain.

  9. Observer October 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Nothing but speed again tragic struck when are you in experience drivers are going to learn slow down speed kills

  10. Joy Sandiford October 25, 2015 at 9:21 am

    May the peace of God comfort these families at this time. This is a very sad occasion for our nation and I pray that this country will seriously turn back to God because only he can save this country.

  11. Annette Atkinson
    Annette Atkinson October 25, 2015 at 9:29 am

    This is sad…

  12. Elson Searles October 25, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Sad to awake to the sound of bad news ..the issue is not the speed dut the end results …my prayers are with the families….look at the reck.

  13. jrsmith October 25, 2015 at 9:58 am

    And the madness goes on, and on. I am not living in Barbados at the present time, but left there 3 days ago. after 1 month. For what I noticed, drivers in Barbados they just speed anywhere at anytime, they seems not to drive with sensible caution, to me it looks as though many people haven’t pass a test. then the state of some cars , I made it my business to check the tyres on the first ten cars. one out of the ten had two reasonable tyres, all the others were bald, in many cases, you could see the thread.

    What I noticed , many roads, have no central white lining /marking as to indicate the required separation and if you are not a reasonable good driver , vehicle would stray into each others path.. the road infrastructure in many areas is very poor.

    I have seen drivers , using roads, which is under repair, just ignoring signs. speed limits, and camera enforcement, is needed to bring some sense to this madness, there should be a speed limit (20 MPH in districts) and 30 MPH on trunk roads and motor ways all areas. spot checks on vehicles , any time.

  14. seagul October 25, 2015 at 10:04 am

    If the Bajan public were as serious and interested enough in preventing this recklessness they would start demanding from the royal fraud squad to make those changes, immediate speed regulation.Who’s going to come to Barbados if you continue to drive around killing each other.

  15. anthony October 25, 2015 at 10:37 am

    There are accidents all over the world and once there are vehicles people will die on the roads. Our fatality rate is way lower that in many parts of the world. Yes we need to be more careful and respecful as road users but to paint all bajan drivers as idiots peeves me.

  16. patricia edwards October 25, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Listen up people at a time like this it is not appropriate to be making all these assumptions about how the accident happened. That is irrelevant now to the families who are mourning. How a out just praying that it would not happen again and that the families would live through this.

    How do you know that family members are not reading your posts
    Stop and think before you press send. Tragic deaths are never easy to deal with. Be compassionate first. Investigations and assumptions can come.after
    Lord have mercy on the souls of the departed
    Comfort the relatives and friends who mourn their loss

  17. The Watcher October 25, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Everyone here seems so ready an willing to accuse these ladies of speeding. Can this be quantified without doubt? Looking at pictures emerging from the scene one can assume speed, but if a car is traveling at 40Kmh with 5 bodies on board each of at least 100lbs, then the force that this car exerts on a stationary object like a pole or a wall is higher than if there were only one person on-board. Additionally, the calculated force in both situations is not a linear function,meaning the force does not increase in a straight line with increased weight, but is a more complex function which dictates that the destructive force that car experiences can be significantly different by adding just 100 more pounds of weight. Hence, the destruction one sees in the pictures does not have to be exclusively related to speed.
    All in all, the assumption that people were speeding is almost unjustified and there is another theory floating around out there regarding this accident which suggests more of a distraction having been the cause of the accident than speed was.
    Please folk, be mindful of the fact that all accidents are not as a result of speed and the need for speed regulation as much as they may appear to be that way.
    A lowering of standards required to attain a license and operate a car can be called clearly into question as people these days seems to just accelerate and steer, but not drive.
    For whatever its worth, we have lost 4 souls and possibly may loose a fifth. I think that we need to focus on making Barbados safer by increased responsibility on all our parts, both on and off the roads.
    Its our country, we need to make it better collectively.

  18. Tony Waterman October 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    @The Watcher!!!Yur high Faluting explanation/Course in Physics is all well and good, but can you definitively tell me or anyone else for that matter, that if these Girls had followed the PRESENT Road Rules of Barbados, that they would be DEAD and or Dying, can you tell us for sure, that if they were (1) Travelling at a reasonable Speed, Not being DISTRACTED by Text Messaging,etc, Not DRINKING, utilising their Seat Belts, that this CARNAGE would have happened, at least one or two of these aforementione scenarios would HAVE to have been in place for this HORRIFIC Accident/Collision to have occoured.
    Driving on the Roads in Barbados have become a Nightmare since i first Got a Drivers Licence there Back in 1964, and i Drive there at least twice a year for the last Umpteen Years up to and including July/August (4Wks) this year 2015. one other thing that i don’t believe anyone including the Ministry of Transport is looking at is the Condition of MANY of the Cars on the Roads in Barbados, they are in AWFUL condition and NOT fit to be on any roads anywhere, is it not time that one should have to produce a ROAD SAFETY CERTIFICATE in order to Pay Road Tax and get Insurance on any particular Vehicle ??? is it not time that there are LAws in Barbados that enable the Ministry/Traffic Police to tow away any car that is found NOT FIT to be on the Roads, as noted by jrsmith tires with the Nylon Cords showing through, tires that are Bulging in the sidewalls, Windsheild Wipers NOT working, Headlights BArely Visible.
    we also NEED to have a GRADUATED Licence system in Place, Obtaining a Drivers Licence does NOT in anyway mean that one has Road experience in Driving.
    The only way that one will ever know what really hppened is if (1) the Fifth Girl Survives her Injuries and remembers what happened, (2) if AUTOPSIES are Conducted on the 4 dead Girls to rule in/out ALCOHOL use as a factor in the Collission/Accident, if the Car is a relatively new car, there might be an onboard Computer that could tell IF they were Speeding.
    Hpoefully the 5th Girl will Survive, and may the Souls of the departed 4 Rest in peace Eternally

  19. Donna October 25, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    ASSumptions anyone?

  20. The Watcher October 25, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    @ Tony Waterman

    To answer your question as to whether these young women DEFINITIVELY followed the road rules, I cannot; and by extension, neither can you. You are also unable to definitively tell me that they weren’t. following those rules. So my point which was cautioning against speculation especially negative speculation I still hold to.
    Now, if you want to go all down into peoples pockets and define some standard which allows police to take cars deemed dangerous off the road, you’ve got to start with making access to parts and automotive services affordable. Removing the strangle hold that garages have on the population. Ensuring that expendable parts like shocks, CV Boots and brake pads are stocked and not special ordered at a higher cost to the customer.
    People do strange things I will agree, but they also react to excessively high operating costs, bad roads which contribute to the need to continue to spend money, exorbitant duties and other money sucking social “wells”, and that reaction is more often negative.
    Now, if Police are going to be empowered to perform removals of vehicles deemed dangerous, some real strong standards must be established and those charged with the duties of discharging the duties related to the management of those standards must be beyond reproach.
    Its just not possible to have your cake, and still enjoy it. You’ll have to do one or the other.
    I just don’t believe in all of the speculation that lends the focus squarely on blaming those young ladies is warranted. So as you said, lets see what comes of their autopsies first. You may be correct, you may not be. Time will tell.
    But as for your suggestions, you’re really calling for a culture change in Barbadians and that “Ent happening no time soon from what I can see!”

  21. Joseph Peebles October 27, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    My condolences to the families.

  22. Joseph Peebles October 27, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    My condolences to the families, and may God comfort you during your time of sorrow


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