UPDATE-Former PM among three injured in Wanstead collision

Police say three people — including former Prime Minister Owen Arthur — were forced to seek private medical attention following a collision, which occurred along Wanstead Road, at its junction with Wanstead Heights, St Michael around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The accident involved a route taxi,  ZR250, driven by 25-year-old Kemar Pile-Martin of Deacons, St Michael, and a Suzuki vehicle,  X3021, driven by Arthur, who resides at West Terrace, St James.

Arthur, 67, complained of neck and back pains and was taken by his wife Julie to the Sandy Crest medical facility in St James. He was later said to be doing fine and resting at home.

The driver of the Route 3 ZR, which operates on the Wanstead route, complained of pain to his left arm, while one of his passengers – 17-year-old Deeana Grazette of Redman Village, St Thomas  – complained of pain to the left knee. They also sought private medical attention.

Lawmen are investigating the accident.


13 Responses to UPDATE-Former PM among three injured in Wanstead collision

  1. Alex Alleyne December 22, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Now we will see some “serious action” taken against these mad ZR drivers. Why, its because a “high-flier” is involved. It’s how things are done in BIM.

  2. Gail Agard Wallace
    Gail Agard Wallace December 22, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Old news now. Move on. He will be fine. He will get good care.

  3. Andy December 22, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Don’t have the facts, but its about time those ZR inconsiderates, be handled with the proper whips.
    I had several near misses of recent with such inconsiderate road users.
    We need to seize the busses for at least a week and make the drivers do “defensive driving” classes before they can DRIVE again.

    • Facts December 22, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Andy you sound so stupid.know the facts before you speak

  4. Kavj John
    Kavj John December 22, 2016 at 7:54 am

    U have a problem

  5. Mike December 22, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I am sorry for Mr Owen Arthur and any others hurt in the accident.
    But these things need to happen if only because strong action will be taken against these “road-hogs”.

    When we get Limes, we should beg for a little sugar and make lime-ade !!!

  6. smh December 22, 2016 at 8:40 am

    y ppl talking about the zr an don’t even kno what happen… I find bajans in a hold does drive bad to care about the other driver but its all down to the zr smh

  7. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave December 22, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Come on Lady .. Give the man some respect , we all are human beings , don’t know when our turns will come

  8. Tee December 22, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Typical Bajans, jump to conclusions. How wanna know it is the Z-R van fault.

  9. Observer December 22, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Another idiot and road hazard,i really hate to say or see this happen but those road hogs on the rte 11 some serious mess going to go down one day those drivers are the worst I’ve seen the authority need to check those fools coming out of silver sands

  10. Concerned road user December 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Reckless and inconsiderate drivers putting other road users at risk for life and limb. I trust the driver has his license suspended at least before being allowed to drive. Public vehicle srivers carey so many passengers and put thm at risk. No wonder the insurance premiums are high.

  11. The-Insider December 22, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I like how everyone is bashing the ZR drivers but yet don’t know the full facts or what led up to the accident.

  12. Tony Waterman December 23, 2016 at 2:13 am

    I am NOT a fan of Zr’s and i NEVER use them for anything, BUT!!!! Unless all yuh are Police Investigators, how is it that you are all blaming the ZR Driver for the Collision

    Why is it that Mr.Arthur, is assumed in the right, is it because he is Mr. Owen Arthur, and the ZR Driver is Mr.Nobody ????

    The Distinction between peoples in Barbados has NEVER been Clearer in this one.

    BTW!!!! Don’t see anywhere where the Police has Charged anyone for Contravening The Motor Vehicle & Road Traffic Act of Barbados.



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