UPDATE: ZR overturns in St Lucy

Seventeen students from the Daryll Jordan Secondary School were involved in the accident involving a route taxi, which overturned at Benthams, St Lucy around 9:15 a.m.



Superintendent Margaret Stephens told reporters that nine of the 17 passengers were treated on the scene, including two who were later taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Another ten were being observed at the scene.



Stephen said the accident occurred after the ZR hit an embankment after swerving to avoid a head on collision with an oncoming vehicle.



Police, solidiers, personnel from the fire and ambulance services as well as teachers from Daryll Jordan have gathered at the scene.


16 Responses to UPDATE: ZR overturns in St Lucy

  1. mac10 February 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    17 people in 1 14 seater minibus???

    You had better check the driver was wearing his uniform Minster Lashley!!!!!!

  2. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires February 2, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    it dont had 17 kids…….why the media leads wrong info?

  3. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams February 2, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    O Lord. Somebody tek them jackasses off d road before they kill a whole nation nuh

    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair February 3, 2016 at 2:22 am

      I took one of those ZR’s once, what a frightening experience. I also took transport board bus, the last bus from speights town to bridge town, what a riot. The bus was flying around corners so fast we were sliding off our seats, people hanging on, people jumping off the bus before it stopped. I laughed so hard my gut was hurting. Of course I had a few drinks, don’t think I would have been laughing if I were sober.. Lol

  4. jrsmith February 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Blame the politicians, they have done nothing to the donkey cart roads we had 50 years ago, the road infrastructure in Barbados is old rubbish, that’s why people would always be dying on our roads, not even centre line markings, that in itself makes Barbados roads lethal to drive on. Ask government ,why we have 30,000 vehicles on Barbados roads ,which is not insured…another lethal weapon..

    • Coralita February 2, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      You need a life. Stupid comments about government all the time so and blaming the government for nonsense. A well-paved donkey cart road, WOW!!!!

      Granted that some of our roads need repairs, the reason for the accidents is people driving without due care and attention. People driving and using cell phones, people driving too fast, people not slowing down on wet roads. I saw an SUV overturned on the nicely paved and wide Mollyneux Road one morning and yes outside was wet. All that happened is that the driver didn’t slow enough and lost control of the vehicle. Blame the government for that.

      Like I said in another blog, your hatred for the government must be poisoning your system. “Hatred does more damage to the vessel in which it is stored, than on the object on which it is poured.

  5. lester February 2, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Not surprised at all, these operators does drink alcohol and smoke weed daily and drive, this lawlessness is home bred, not to worry the undertakers waiting for the dollars

    • Coralita February 2, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Thank you.

  6. Luther Legends
    Luther Legends February 2, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Heard it was off route

  7. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Driving in the middle of the road ‘I’m the only person that use this road moron’ or ‘over taking to make few dollars moron.’ One of the drivers or both at fault, driving without due care and attention and no thought of safety for passengers on board.

  8. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid February 2, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    But know this children always get covered from the insurance it they parents that gets hood wink because they don’t know on a government bus every two children is one adult

  9. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne February 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I hope everybody is alright.

  10. Kareen Brome
    Kareen Brome February 2, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    First we should thank god no one was kill it’s time these school children take the government free transportation that it is offer to them instead of these zrs anything could happen but be real it’s the music and the behavior off route or not

    • Valdine Turton
      Valdine Turton February 2, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      And the music is so loud, rude and disgusting.

  11. Valdine Turton
    Valdine Turton February 2, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    It look like every thing that happened due to people Negligence and rude behavior it is the government fault, I think the members of the government going to have to put members on the ZR vans every day to ensure people know how to conduct themselves, people don’t have regards for them own life how are they going to have regards for others, I was driving on a service road to the right that has a highway to the left with a big sign at the intersections clearly said no right turn from main road, no left turn from service road and the driver make a right turn off the main road at the intersection as I was approaching the intersection going straight and collided into my car who fault is it, could I blame the government? People need to take consequence for their actions and stop putting blame.

  12. UP and ON February 17, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    just to let u know transport board never sends the buses on time i would know cause i am a school child also and i have to catch the bus everyday of the school week. i really want to know why they in a ZR van at 9:15 am them should be at school every since


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