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Over 10 accidents reported

Over 10 vehicular accidents today have prompted lawmen to issue a strong word of caution to motorists as they approach the Christmas holidays.

The first in a series of collisions resulted in one driver seeking medical treatment, following a two-car smash-up  at Spencer’s Road, Christ Church this morning.


As a result of the 4:45 a.m. accident, one of the two vehicles, a Toyota Corolla, went up in flames.

It was not immediately clear who was the driver of the Corolla. However, the accident involved 20-year-old Mikhail Brathwaite of Kendal  Hill, Christ Church and 48-year-old Richard Belgrave of Church Hill, Christ Church.


Belgrave was transported by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) after he was found in a semi-conscious state. He was treated and later discharged.

Another smash-up was reported at 6:30 a.m. along Silver Hill Main Road. That accident involved a minibus, driven by Winston Lewis of Arthur Seat, St Thomas, and a car, driven by Dennis Taitt of Silver Hill, Christ Church.

Two female passengers – one each from the two vehicles – complained of pains to the chest and sought medical treatment.

Around 2 p.m. 12 passengers in a ZR vehicle narrowly escaped serious injury after the vehicle crashed into a Nissan Sentra motor car. Nine of the passengers were taken to the hospital by ambulance while three were treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries.

The route taxi, ZR351, was driven by 65-year-old Oscar Maloney and owned by Bertram Jones of Bargain Motors Inc.

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Reacting to these and at least eight other accident reports, Police Public Relations Officer Acting Assistant Superintendent of Police David Welch appealed to motorists to apply greater caution going into the holidays.


10 Responses to Over 10 accidents reported

  1. Mhizz Pookie Sweets
    Mhizz Pookie Sweets December 24, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Yh gotta becareful be safe take yh time and you going get part yh going safe

  2. Rickie Brown
    Rickie Brown December 24, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    seeems no one can drive in BIM!

  3. Rickie Brown
    Rickie Brown December 24, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    you drive but really all I see everyday is a mess of accidents!!

  4. dave December 24, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    why do people so overly excited at this time ? The Roads around this time are filled with anxious people trying to beat some imaginary timeline in order to get themselves and their properties ready for some imaginary national or extra terrestrial inspection on Xmas day –Steeeeeeeeeeeeupse !!!

  5. Lise Hansen
    Lise Hansen December 24, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    OMG …… no wonder we kept hearing sirens everywhere ……

  6. Bostonian December 24, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    It’s sickening that these can’t drive people in the streets of Barbados always in such of a hurry to go where and do what kill innocent people, is licensed in Barbados 10 for a dollar

  7. Alex Alleyne December 25, 2015 at 12:13 am

    People travel and bring back the bad driving habits to Barbados and combine them with the one they have “ZR” style. So this is the end result. Everyone want to be ahead of you and going no where fast.
    Getting a driver’s license got nothing to do with this madness.

  8. BOBO The Clown December 25, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Too much drinking and partying ,and it shows . Drinking and driving usually collide. Leave the driving to the non boozers if having to drive from A to B. Don’t live to regret using some common sense.

  9. jrsmith December 25, 2015 at 7:12 pm


  10. RC December 28, 2015 at 6:32 am

    The problem is that most of our drivers are BOARHOGS. Speeding, breaking red lights, refusing to give way at round-a- bouts, driving while distracted by mobile phones, children not properly secured by seat-belts in the rear seats…and as for the PSV drivers…every single one of those is reckless. No wonder we have had more road fatalities this year than murders. Also…I suspect that the folks at MTW who design the roads and mark out the directions that vehicles at round-a-bouts should travel get around the island by helicopter because most of the exits at round-s- bouts are very dangerous.


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