18-year-old is latest road fatality

Xavier Mansour lost his life in a car accident in the early hours of this morning.
Xavier Mansour lost his life in a car accident in the early hours of this morning.

An 18-year-old is Barbados’ second road fatality for the year.

Xavier Mansour, of Blue Waters, Rockley, Christ Church died around 1:45 this morning when a car he was driving was involved in an accident with another vehicle on Rendezvous Road, near to its junction with Amity Lodge, Christ Church.

He had to be freed from his badly damaged vehicle by members of the Barbados Fire Service using the jaws-of-life.

Both he and the driver of the other vehicle, Franco Diamanti, 45, of Simmons Land, Christ Church were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where Mansour later died.

Diamanti remains hospitalized with a broken right foot, a left pelvis, broken left ankle, and a gash to his forehead.

The scene of the fatal accident on Rendevous Road, at the junction with Amity Lodge. (Photo courtesy Bajan Fire Fighters Network)
The scene of the fatal accident on Rendezvous Road, at the junction with Amity Lodge. (Photo courtesy Bajan Fire Fighters Network)

The first fatal accident for 2014 occurred on January 9 when a minibus and a Transport Board bus collided in Eagle Hall, St Michael. George Anthony Blackman, 62, of 7th Avenue Harts Gap, Christ Church lost his life in that accident.

In a statement issued about Mansour’s death, Police Public Relations Officer Inspector David Welch appealed to road users to exercise greater caution.

He says investigations are continuing into this morning’s accident.


14 Responses to 18-year-old is latest road fatality

  1. Del N-h
    Del N-h January 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm


  2. L.Allan Wilkie
    L.Allan Wilkie January 26, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    As far as I know he is not yet 18, and lives in Long Bay St. Philip. RIP

  3. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett January 26, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    May he Rest in Eternal Peace.

  4. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley January 26, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    So very sad, my sincere condolences to family and friends, may he Rest In Peace

  5. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley January 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    R I P , condolences to family and friends……

  6. Freeagent January 26, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I hereby extend my deepest sympathy to Xavier’s relatives and friends and I trust that Mr. Diamanti will have a speedy recovery

    We’ll be praying for both families.

  7. Alisha Diamond
    Alisha Diamond January 26, 2014 at 2:14 pm


  8. Uadoremi Hinds
    Uadoremi Hinds January 26, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Chaa….condolences to his fam

  9. Kieron Nisbet January 26, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Xavier’s family and friends. May God be with you all in this greatest time of need. Lenore, Rahman, Kieron, Gail and Kyle.

  10. Mhizz Shanisie Craigg
    Mhizz Shanisie Craigg January 26, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    May he R.I.P my condolences to his family and friends

  11. David Gibson
    David Gibson January 26, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Truly sad news

  12. Beverly Gerber
    Beverly Gerber January 26, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    RIP Gone much to young!! Please drive carefully!!!

  13. diamond January 26, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    So sorry RiP

  14. Cherrie Babiface Welch
    Cherrie Babiface Welch January 26, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    May his soul R I P


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