Four die in Graeme Hall crash

Four people — including a Barbadian man and three Vincentian women —  lost their lives in a fatal collision involving a taxi and a private motor car, along the Graeme Hall section of the ABC Highway around 3 a.m. today.

Police are yet to release the names of the victims. However, counted among the dead are the 23-year-old Barbadian male driver of the white Mitsubishi  Lancer and his three female passengers, ages 17, 18 and 19,  police spokesman Inspector Roland Cobbler told Barbados TODAY.

Cobbler, who is the acting public relations officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force, also revealed that the three dead women, who were interns at the Crane Resort in St Philip, were due to leave the island today.

Two Vincentian males — ages 18 and 21 — were also passengers in the car at the time of the accident.

They were rushed to hospital by ambulance, along with the 52-year-old driver of the champagne coloured Toyota Noah.

Based on their preliminary investigations, lawmen say there were at least three passengers in the taxi at the time of the crash. However, those survivors apparently left the scene.

Police are therefore appealing to them and anyone else with information on the deadly collision to come forward.



25 Responses to Four die in Graeme Hall crash

  1. Guy Smiley January 29, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Sad indeed.

  2. Hal Austin January 29, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Condolences. Yet another car crash. Drivers within the speed limit do not have fatal crashes. Where are the police? Where is the ministry of transport? Where are the money-grabbing insurance companies?
    I have said before, the police, ambulance service and hospital should charge the offending insurance company for the full costs.

    • Frank Garb January 29, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Hi Hall,

      Two vehicles traveling under the speed limit can still result in a fatal crash. There are just too many variables that make up what can cause a crash. Yes speed plays a part, but we don’t know that’s the case here. The area where this occurred is pitch black at night.

  3. Peter January 29, 2017 at 8:34 am

    This deadly collision occurred on that stretch of road that links the ABC Highway from the Errol Barrow Roundabout, to the Top Rock roundabout at Highway 7.- St. Lawrence. That stretch remains unlit and is usually traversed by lots of visitors and drivers both walking and driving to and from the Gap. Despite several requests, that stretch remains totally in blackness, and people speed there. Also that spot that runs alongside the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge on the same stretch. Numerous vehicles exit that side road on to the stretch turning right which is against the law. An Island barrier needs to be erected there ensuring that ALL vehicles exiting that junction TURN LEFT ONLY, Go down to the Top Rock roundabout and come back up. It takes only two minutes to do. The feedback I got from residents of that Graeme Hall Park area is that their votes will go against Mr. Stephen Lashley if that situation is not corrected and immediately so.

  4. Peter January 29, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Also. The coconut vendors MUST be removed from the side of that roadway. There are so many near hits of unscrupulous vehicles parking half way on that stretch and pulling off in front of fast moving traffic without signaling. A large ramo can be erected on the vacant land area where vehicles can turn off and park safely. Those vendors can pay a rental fee of at least $100 each per month. Small amount compared to the thousands they make EACH DAY and don’t pay any taxes nor NIS on. I know of one who hauls in an average of $2,000.00 per day EVERY DAY. Times 30 days equals $60,000.00 per month, Holidays included. Get to work Chris Sinckler.

  5. Sandra Braithwaite
    Sandra Braithwaite January 29, 2017 at 8:52 am

    so sad so young rip

  6. Leroy January 29, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Street lights in that area are out for months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    While ministers getting thousands in $ back.

  7. Leta Deguillard
    Leta Deguillard January 29, 2017 at 9:08 am

    My deepest condolences goes out to their respective families and.also the family who lost the lady in that tragic circumstance yesterday may they find comfort in God in this their darkest hour be strong in Jesus name

  8. Chel January 29, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Rest in peace to my fellow Vincentian school mates…..

  9. jrsmith January 29, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Blame our politicians , blame our politicians …………….
    @, Peter , hail, hail , well said , my take the roads in barbados is not properly manage and this is for the minister of transport , these politicians know dam well they cannot manage anything and all is happening people are just loosing their lives needlessly…
    Bad lighting ….
    No road markings or faded out markings…….
    No enforced speed limits , not policemen standing waving they arms about ,that is 50 years ago, today cameras does it all..

    Spot checks on vehicles, to see the road worthiness …
    Which opens up many other things, no insurance , not qualified to drive , stolen vehicles, false number plates , drugs , guns , stolen property, illegals, these are simple things from proper management , of our roads and help to protect the lives of people…….
    You lot listen to Peter………………………………………

  10. jrsmith January 29, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Not commenting about the accident itself just brings a chill over me also being frighten to drive when I am in Barbados…I always call accidents madness , but we need something done , but by whom……………………………

  11. Zubeda Patel
    Zubeda Patel January 29, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Sad news.

  12. Jennifer January 29, 2017 at 10:35 am

    @Peter – good ideas.

    The area is pitch black will soon be fix. These politicians wait until something like this happens to correct things. Saying that, vehicles lights should be on too…. Condolences to the families of the victims.

  13. sheryl smith January 29, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Condolences to the family & friends of these young people. R.i.p!

  14. Sugar V Outerbim
    Sugar V Outerbim January 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Sincere condolences to the families from the Browne family in New York no one no one should have to go through this stay strong GODS BLESSINGS.

  15. Mrs Veronica Browne January 29, 2017 at 11:14 am

    My heartfelt condolences goes out there perspective families of these four kids this is sad news to wake up to whether you’re in the family or not I will be keeping the families in my prayers MrsVeronica Browne of NEW YORK.God help us all.

  16. Hal Austin January 29, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Frank Garb,
    Why are Bajans so contrarian. A slow moving vehicle and a parked car can end in a fatal tragedy. I am talking about normality, not exceptional circumstances, my man.
    Stop thinking about the exceptions and spend more time on the brain dead people speeding up and down our roads without a police in sight, unless they are passing a SUV.
    It is not an age thing, since some of the more stupid drivers are older men and women.
    We have over 40 over-weight warranted officers sitting in police HQ on Roebuck, with silly, muscle-bound young men whistling at every woman who passes by. Get them out patrolling the streets in uniforms.
    Discipline and duty, that is what our police need.

  17. JM January 29, 2017 at 11:47 am

    The street lights all over Barbados are so dim at night. I think the lights are less brighter to save the light bill and get us out the dark hole we are in. Check for yourself, next time you are driving at night.

  18. Ellen January 29, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    So sad May God comfort the families .The absconders need to come forward.Not doing so means there is something to hide.

  19. Cecilia Carew
    Cecilia Carew January 29, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    This really hurts !!

  20. Lorna Reid
    Lorna Reid January 29, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    It hurts may they rest in peace

  21. Marilyn Weekes
    Marilyn Weekes January 29, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Sincere condolences to all family and friends

  22. Céline, from Montreal January 29, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    My deepest heartfelt condoleances to the families of these 4 youths that were taken so prematurely.
    May such tragedy bring awareness of the need for each individual to remain vigilant wherever they are.
    May God be with you all.


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