Elderly couple among those injured in two separate road accidents

An elderly couple was rushed to hospital by ambulance this morning following an 8:45 a.m. road accident near the bottom of University Hill.


Balfour Walkes, 77, and his wife Ann, 60, were both injured when their Suziki Vitara overturned on wet road and ended up in a ditch.  The driver complained of injuries to the neck and shoulder but was able to crawl out of the vehicle on his own, while his wife had to be assisted by paramedics.

The couple resides at #12 Pearl Drive, Lodge Terrace.

No further details are available at this time.

Meantime, police are investigating an accident, which occurred at Canewood Road, St Michael, around 10:40 p.m. last night.

The driver of the car, David Francis, 55, of Water Hall Land St Michael, who complained at the scene of injuries to his chest and about the right side of his body, was taken to hospital by ambulance following the collision with a truck driven by 36-year-old Sherwin Straker of #64 Neen Link Road, Lower Burney, St Michael.



3 Responses to Elderly couple among those injured in two separate road accidents

  1. Mixie Pierreponte
    Mixie Pierreponte April 3, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Hope your parents are all right

  2. jr smith April 3, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Is gaining a driving license in Barbados needs a much tougher test, or what. Insurance companies needs to do something.
    They could start by introducing a $2000.00 excess on the policies. If the accident is the drivers fault, they pay the excess.
    Persons who get injured in others vehicles should also sue the driver.
    The police should introduce spot check to see the road worthiness of vehicles , check if the vehicle is insured and breath testing.
    Something must be done.

    • Andrew The Voice April 4, 2015 at 6:49 am

      @ jr smith, because you cant seem to read:

      “An accident or a mishap is an incidental and unplanned event or circumstance, often with lack of intention or necessity. ”

      They do happen, this is called life.


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