18 injured in minibus accident

IMG_9571Police have confirmed that 18 people, including the driver, have been injured in the minibus accident which occurred in Gibbs, St Peter just after 4 pm today.

Police PRO Inspector David Welch said the minibus overturned on to its right side when Wendell Piyotte lost control of the vehicle.

Among the 18 people injured, five of them are in serious condition, including Piyotte, a resident of Upper Mount Standfast, St James.

Inspector Welch said seven people had to be taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance.

The accident triggered a mass casualty response which included police, six doctors from the QEH, and personnel from the ambulance service, the Barbados Fire Service, the Barbados Defence Force, the Roving Response Team and the Disaster Emergency Management.

3 Responses to 18 injured in minibus accident

  1. Steve Jemmott
    Steve Jemmott January 27, 2014 at 2:17 am

    I would love to see footage of the section of the road this occurred ? I think experts(not local road men) needs to be called in on the specs of these curbs, (no international codes) ; sooner or later the illegal construction of these will bite us in the ass…….. Hasn’t it dawn on authorities that its strange this is happening in the same exact area all the time…..come one now lets cure the real cause.

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  2. Steve Jemmott
    Steve Jemmott January 27, 2014 at 2:17 am

    I would love to see footage of the section of the road this occurred ? I think experts(not local road men) needs to be called in on the specs of these curbs, (no international codes) ; sooner or later the illegal construction of these will bite us in the ass…….. Hasn’t it dawn on authorities that its strange this is happening in the same exact area all the time…..come on now lets cure the real cause.

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  3. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett January 27, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Thank God there are no fatalities. My prayers goes out to the injured and their families.

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