Mass casualty in St George

Thirteen people were injured in a three-vehicle smash-up involving a minibus and two private motor cars at Taitt Hill, St George this evening.
Five people, including the driver of one of the vehicles who was listed in critical condition, had to be transported to hospital by ambulance.
Eight other people were treated at the scene.
The minibus, driven by 40-year-old Nigel Burrowes of Cherry Grove, St John, was carrying 24 passengers and was on route to Sargeant Street, St John when the collision occurred.
Five doctors, one nurse, one orderly, four ambulances, two fire tenders and six fire officers responded to the mass casualty situation.
The road was temporarily closed off, as a small crowd gathered at the scene.

 

50 Responses to Mass casualty in St George

  1. Daniel Polonis
    Daniel Polonis December 7, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    and thats why I dont take public transport in Bim

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    • Leandre Arthur
      Leandre Arthur December 7, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Stupez that time d car is wa wrong

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    • Daniel Polonis
      Daniel Polonis December 7, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      no Michelle Callow way, lbecause , at least in the car I’m driving, and have more control….not some fool that needs to meet his daily quota, and who may or may not be under the influence of a substance… especially ZRs…

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    • Jean Worrell
      Jean Worrell December 7, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Every time there is an accident involving ZRS or minibuses doesn’t mean that they were at fault. One car overtook another and collided with the minibus. Stop jumping to conclusions.

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    • Nee
      Nee'Cee Evelyn December 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      Biggie Smalls Neverson Aliya Cammii Benbo T’keeyah Dubois Cherise N. Smith LOLOL the donkey comment killing me the most

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    • Pam Fazio
      Pam Fazio December 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Their are some very good drivers with the transport buses. ZR”s would not get on one.

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    • Kathyann Best
      Kathyann Best December 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Daniel Polonis it was not the minibus!!

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    • Daniel Polonis
      Daniel Polonis December 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Kathyann Best I understand that Ms. Best…it was the starlet trying to overtake.

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  2. Ashlee Bedford
    Ashlee Bedford December 7, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Clearly Crystal

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  3. Dre Clarke
    Dre Clarke December 7, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Stupse don’t even know what happen and quick to blame

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  4. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams December 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Now this is too close to home ……Do something wid dese idiots nuh

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  5. Mhizz Tasha
    Mhizz Tasha December 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Carolyn Garnes

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  6. Jess Pieprzak
    Jess Pieprzak December 7, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Sally Gilmour-Pieprzak Richard Pieprzak

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  7. Anthony Small
    Anthony Small December 7, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Mass causality means some people died

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  8. Nirmala D Rampersaud
    Nirmala D Rampersaud December 7, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Omg

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  9. Tamiya Wasnice Best
    Tamiya Wasnice Best December 7, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Why do some people love to blame and point fingers without knowing the truth….stupes

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  10. Katrina Welch
    Katrina Welch December 7, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    some of these comments surprise me (for the lack of a better word ).

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    • Kim Ramsay
      Kim Ramsay December 7, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.

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  11. Cecilia Carew
    Cecilia Carew December 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I hope no one was seriously injured or died ..!!

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  12. Tamara Jerry
    Tamara Jerry December 7, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Scherry Anne u see this?? Smh…

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    • Scherry Anne
      Scherry Anne December 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Gyul I didn’t even know abt this … I hope no one seriously injured.

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    • Tamara Jerry
      Tamara Jerry December 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      I’m not sure just saw d headlines

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  13. Viterose Elaine Van Huis December 7, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Not surprising, I was just in Barbados and I think something needs to be done about the people who drive those yellow buses. We almost had an accident in Bridgetown after the 2 fools driving the mini buses from Black Rock area raced those buses all the way to Bridgetown and the one I was in almost ran into the other on Tudor street. Worst will happen if something don’t change. It is also amazing how some of the transport board bus drivers drive those big buses on Barbados’ narrow street. My husband and I love riding the buses and think Barbados’ bus system is awesome, but respect for the passengers are not taken into consideration.

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  14. Tatiana Solomon
    Tatiana Solomon December 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Dawyne Dwayne Jordan

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  15. Fearnoone December 7, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    This was not the minibus drivers’ fault. Stop judging this time around and get the facts. You will soon hear the voice notes that are circling.

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  16. Chadane Holder
    Chadane Holder December 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Trevi Holder

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  17. Ronelle King
    Ronelle King December 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    What?!

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  18. Dominique Tudor
    Dominique Tudor December 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    So sad praying he survives.

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  19. Tamesha Padmore
    Tamesha Padmore December 7, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Why assume it was d minibus driver’s fault

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  20. Alexandrina Eudelle
    Alexandrina Eudelle December 7, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Sad news.

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  21. scott December 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Who said it was the minibus driver fault ?^^^

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  22. Keisha Callender
    Keisha Callender December 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Judgemental pack of ppl without facts

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  23. Tamiya Wasnice Best
    Tamiya Wasnice Best December 7, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Smh

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  24. Charlene Payne
    Charlene Payne December 7, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Always quick to blame the drivers, sometimes the person that driving the car is to blame too

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  25. Heavenly Andrea
    Heavenly Andrea December 7, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Speedy recovery to all

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  26. Pbdos Ciana Price
    Pbdos Ciana Price December 7, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    I hoping they all survived

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  27. Nicole Clarke
    Nicole Clarke December 7, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    But but but… I lost

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  28. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan December 7, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Accidents can happen, sometimes the final positioning of the vehicles involved will never tell the true story at a glance

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  29. Virtuous Makeba
    Virtuous Makeba December 7, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I am praying for your safe recovery in Jesus name!!! May God continue to keep you….

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  30. Phil December 7, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    We are well into the Christmas season. That means more people will be driving drunk. Both PSVs and private vehicles. More police presence needed on all our main roads. This brings credence to the saying… RUM means Ruin Unto Mankind.

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  31. Blanchard Ulanda
    Blanchard Ulanda December 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Wth….stpz

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  32. Dianne Barker
    Dianne Barker December 7, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Prayers are with everyone.

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  33. Kathie Daniel December 8, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I live in St. George and I spend a lot of time on the roads there. I must say that in general the yellow minibuses are driven with care and attention. From the news reports I have heard, the minibus driver was not at fault, so please, fellow readers, do not jump to conclusions and rush to judgement.
    Let us pray for the speedy recovery of the injured people and give thanks that is was not worse.
    Every day this week, I have seen a near miss or three on the roads, and none of them involved minibuses. It is easy to point fingers at the ZR drivers (my pet peeve!!!!) and there are some of them that should not be driving a wheelbarrow, let along public transit vehicles. But the private vehicle drivers are little better! We should all be more attentive and cautious on the road, especially during the holidays.

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  34. Aneta December 8, 2016 at 9:03 am

    As usual, bajans don’t look for facts but jump to their nonsensical options. Stupse.

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  35. Sarifa Patel December 8, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I am not sure who was at fault but this morning from Prospect going towards Sunset Crest for work these two B70/B253 were racing each other. One pass me out at the corner leading into Fitz Village at such a speed he scared the life out of me as he and the other driver were driving like bats out of hell. So much so a schoolboy walking on the road got splash with all the concrete dust on the road by the hotel,.
    These drivers have no respect for life or themselves, 99% of the time when an accident happen with them they are at fault.
    Of course no Police is on the road at these times to catch these culprits, these drivers seems to come from a different breed of men. God knows how they are able to sleep at night.

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  36. helicopter(8P) December 13, 2016 at 11:14 am

    That’s why a traffic watch helicopter needs to be returned to the friendly skies of Barbados!

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