Three-vehicle smash-up on ABC Highway

A police van, which was being driven by 51-year-old Sergeant William Morris of Green Point, St Philip, was involved in a three-vehicle smash-up along the Newtown section of the ABC Highway this afternoon.

Also involved were a motor car driven by 49-year-old Deborah Bartlett of Cane Vale, Christ Church; and a taxi driven by 45-year-old Antonio Cummins of Kendal Hill, Christ Church.

The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m.

All three received minor injuries. Morris and Bartlett were both transported by ambulance to the QEH for medical attention while Cummins opted to visit a private facility.

26 Responses to Three-vehicle smash-up on ABC Highway

  1. Mark Adamson
    Mark Adamson December 27, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Those who have come to know about this accident, let our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this accident and to their families, and for their swift recoveries. I must say, though, a special prayer for Sargeant William Morris of the Barbados Police Department, and who is my friend. Be strong, William.

    • Kay Bowen
      Kay Bowen December 27, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Endorsing your prayers for all the victims and their families and for their swift recoveries in Jesus name amen

    • Mark Adamson
      Mark Adamson December 27, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Your endorsement is noted.

    • Rosalind Eastmond
      Rosalind Eastmond December 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      My Friend also ,
      Pray full Recovery for all .

  2. Browne-love Jan
    Browne-love Jan December 28, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Speedy recovery to all

  3. Hal Austin December 28, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Another serious road traffic accident. What is the police commissioner and attorney general going to do about this.

  4. Murray Bishop December 28, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Most RTAs are caused by excess speed and /or lack of concentration. Not sure what the Commissioner can do about that

  5. seagul December 28, 2016 at 6:45 am

    What they are going to do is as always a big silence. Speed limits on such narrow roads should be applied and if caught they should be made to pay fees starting from a thousand and up.

  6. Jacqueline Gay December 28, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Hal. I hope you eventually get the facts about the accident….

  7. Jacqueline Gay December 28, 2016 at 7:04 am

    That statement was for seagul not Hal

  8. RC December 28, 2016 at 7:47 am

    What silly comments. Whatever speed limits are posted and whatever fines are imposed cannot change the mindset of motorists who will continue to drive quickly, use their mobile devises while driving, I have even seen individuals painting their fingernails while driving. Bajan continue to do what they want regardless. Look at those people who blister the Government because they cannot afford to pay the $ 5625.00 to go to Cave Hill but spent over $ 7,000.00 on themselves for Cropover! Look at those people who blister the Government over the cost of living but fly to Miami, New York and St Marteen to shop!!! I sympathize with the victims of all traffic accidents and hope that Old Year’s Night does not see the traditional motor madness!!

  9. seagul December 28, 2016 at 8:03 am

    We need solutions not rhetoric. Our nation is suffering.
    Less soda More water.
    Less alcohol More tea.
    Less sugar More fruit.
    Less meat More vegetable
    Less worry, more sleep
    Less anger more laughter
    Less words more action.
    Live the life that you should.Emancipate yourself from iniquity and luxury, a sense of identity is your soul.—Less driving, more walking.

  10. Janice Worrell December 28, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Seagul i agree with you one hundred percent(100%

  11. Rupert Greaves December 28, 2016 at 9:40 am

    This is the biggest problem that we have here. We are very educated but yet no one wants to take responsibility for his/her actions, which means that we are also very lazy or void of ideas. We are always asking what is the Attorney General or Commissioner of Police or Government or Prime Minister doing abut a situation such as this. Why should I have to wait on the authorities to tell me that I have to drive at a certain speed and responsibly if I want to continue living? The Government is not 30 politicians. We are the Government. Doesn’t anybody know this? When was the last time that you heard that the Attorney General or Commissioner of Police was involved in an accident?

    • hcalndre December 29, 2016 at 6:16 am

      Rupert, accidents will occur but in barbados where you can walk around it in less than a day, roads can`t even acommodate 2 cyclist riding abreast and some motorists drive like they are on a six lane express, with no consideration for their and other`s lives. Looking at the state of the vehicles, I say that speed is a factor. I`m surprised that they are not at least 3 fatalities per day.

  12. jrsmith December 28, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Bad driving , bad roads , no proper road management , no lines , no signs, no speed limits , no cameras , lots of unqualified drivers who never passed a test, .
    .Plus 30,000 vehicles on bajan roads with out insurance , thats a lot of criminals breaking the law..
    All simple technology which is enforced around the world , to help save lives and prevent accidents , which can be cheaply install in barbados on all our roads is hard for our government to put in place , because its in the interest for our people but not in the interest of some people , because certain people pockets wouldn’t be bulging with 100 dollar notes….

    • hcalndre December 29, 2016 at 6:34 am

      jrsmith, you`re so right about the $100s, this is a country that say they`re punching above its weight, Kofi Annan said those words some years ago to make bajans feel good as he was a guest, I may have said something similar if I was in someone`s country too. The road signs are not even international, markings can`t even be seen 1 day after it takes them 2 or 3 days to do a crossing with paint that`s neither white or yellow.

  13. Hal Austin December 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Road Traffic Accidents do not just happen by ‘accident’. They are often caused by negligence or recklessness.
    You do not have to know the detailed facts of an individual case. It must be very exceptional, Barbadian drivers are no better thn the others all over the world.
    We need s dedicated traffic police, reporting to its own line managers and assisted by wardens, along with parking meters, speed cameras, number identification technology, and a clamp down on people driving without motor insurance.

  14. Zeus December 28, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Over 140000 accidents with personnel injuries ….1702 fatalities occurred in Britain for the year 2015 …..enough said

  15. Pbdos Ciana Price
    Pbdos Ciana Price December 28, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I’m just happy they are all ok. Amen

  16. Tony Waterman December 28, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Will everyone PLEASE “STOP” call these happenings “ACCIDENTS”????? they are NOT accidents, they are Collisions, Accidents are “UNAVOIDABLE”, i have been driving in Barbados since 1964, and i still do every Year for at least One Month, Bajan Drivers have the Utmost DISREGARD for each other and anyone who gets in front of them, add a few Brain Dead Officials (RE: Jam Busting) and Chaos prevails, this Road Laws in Barbados NEED a complete overhaul, and Barbados has to do what is done in places like Japan, Songapore etc, all cars over a certain (to be determined) age, should be taken off the Road (By Law) and Scrapped. there are too many Cars in Barbados for the Road system (DERELICT) that we Have.
    @Hal Austin!!!!!! i hipe that you wake up out of your Slumber/Sleep, that ainat hppening too soon, someone’s FRIEND might get Caught.

  17. Observer December 28, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Most accidents are a caused,selfishness,ignorance,disrespect and speed

  18. Bajanne1 December 28, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    What we are witnessing daily on our roads is not bad driving, but rather bad living. The way in which people are living is being expressed in the way they are driving; callously, recklessly, carelessly and without regard for each other, consumed in their own worlds. This is why such selfishness and self-absorption allow them to text, chat on mobiles and put on makeup whilst their vehicles are in motion. They couldn’t care less who else is on the road. So no matter what fines are imposed, things will only get worse, as this selfish and inconsiderate way of living prevails.

  19. Chris Wright December 28, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I am one of those who used to say there are too many cars on the roads in Barbados. Being there for the 50th Anniversary of Independence and returning from Bridgetown to Maxwell Coast in the hired car I usually have reserved I had an epiphany. As we left the hotel through the rain we drove down the coast line down Bay St. which was of course flooded, parked the ca over by the old dock and walked into town. After shopping and having lunch we returned to the car and was on our way back to the hotel. It took us about an hour and a half for a trip that should have taken no more than twenty minutes. At no time during that trip to Maxwell Coast did we see one bus or ZR vehicle. Meantime there were people at bus stops and under shelters three rows deep, those with umbrellas were at the front sheltering those at the back of the lines. It was a most regrettable sight as like others in cars we managed to get to our hotel as they made their way home. The point is that a car, as in many places remote or suburban, is no longer a luxury but a necessity and if one has the resources to obtain one, even with the time spent in rush hour traffic, the car is there when needed.
    The problem is that many like myself who have not one but two vehicles parked in my driveway, at one time thought it was an outrage seeing the number of cars on the roads in Barbados.
    Lastly, the roads are still very horrible and one would hope that by this time, if it has not been done at this time, a tax be imposed on gasoline to defray the cost of road repairs.

  20. ville December 28, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    My prayers are with all involved especially my buddy William Morris

  21. ville December 28, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    My prayers are with all concerned especially my buddy William Morris


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