16 injured in accident

Sixteen people were injured when a ZR van and a truck collided on Wanstead Road, St James this afternoon.

Five of them were hurt seriously and had to be taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) by ambulance for treatment, including the route taxi driver, 38-year-old Corey Chase of Tudor Bridge, St Michael, who police public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch said was the most seriously injured.

The most serious, police said, was driver of the ZR van Corey Chase.
The scene of the accident where a truck and ZR van collided.  Most serious, police said, was driver of the ZR van Corey Chase.
Emergency personnel taking this injured woman for treatment.
Emergency personnel taking this injured woman for treatment.

“He had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Barbados Fire Service. He complained of plains about the body, especially to his right arm,” Welch told reporters on the scene of the accident which occurred around 1:40 p.m.

Chase’s conductor and 12 passengers sustained various injuries.

The driver of the truck, Laron Elliott, 34, of Clapham, Christ Church and his lone passenger both complained of pains about the body.

In addition to the five who were taken to the QEH, four were treated on the scene and the other three taken to the Winston Scott Polyclinic by Transport Board bus.

One doctor from the hospital, four ambulances, eight emergency medical technicians, nine fire officers and two fire tenders, as well as police officers responded to the accident.

7 Responses to 16 injured in accident

  1. Ella Rose Babb
    Ella Rose Babb January 20, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Good to know everyone alive…

  2. Rochelle Small
    Rochelle Small January 20, 2015 at 4:58 am

    These Drivers should be charged and bannned from driving after an Accident

  3. michael parker January 20, 2015 at 5:21 am

    as a frequent visitor to your shores i would be concerned about how many times zr vans are involved in accidents,i have been a pssenger in theese vans before and find the drivers erratic and unconcerned about passenger welfare,in england drivers like this would loose there right to drive.

  4. Annette Atkinson
    Annette Atkinson January 20, 2015 at 6:14 am


  5. brerlou January 20, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Isn’t that the same curve where an international Bajan cricketer rolled over his BMW a year or two ago? Maybe it’s time for our local politician to petition for some more caution signs.

  6. sam Clarke January 20, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Why is it that these ZR and Mini Buses are always in accidents??

  7. Annie Alleyne January 21, 2015 at 1:25 am

    We all should be thanking the Almighty God for his mercy and protection for all involved in the accident especially the ones who got hurt . We should not judge, we were not there to see what happened. I am not siding with the ZR driver, but I am a driver and I know that so many different things could have caused the collision. The road was wet. Did anybody see the location of the truck?


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