Two accidents leave several injured

Several people were left nursing injuries following two motor vehicle accidents late yesterday.

The first accident, involving a motor car and a motor van, occurred around 6:25 p.m. along Searles Road, at its intersection with Lead Vale, Christ Church.

Police said the motor van was driven by 41-year-old Melinda Christain of Bird Eye Ridge, St Patricks, while the motor car was being driven by 42-year-old Rawle Cumberbatch of Fordes Road, Upper Claphum, Christ Church.

Christain complained of pain to the chest, while Cumberbatch, who received a laceration to the forehead, complained of pain to the head. Both were transported by ambulance to the QEH  for medical treatment.

The second accident, which the police described as a “serious three-vehicle collision”, occurred sometime around 6:55 p.m. along Constant Road, St George.

Five adults and three minors were injured.

One of the cars was driven by 40-year-old Lorraine Corbin-Worrell of Kendal Land, St John. She was accompanied by Lidia Corbin, 20; Shadari Holligan, 11 months; Jazario Browne, 4; Shareece Browne, 23; and  Tyric Browne, 3.

The second motor car was driven by 38-year-old Anthony Harewood of Kendal Hill, Christ Church, who was accompanied by Alyssa Harewood, 4.

The third motor car was driven by 71-year-old Gordon Brathwaite of Constant, St George.

Corbin-Worrell had to be freed from the motorcar by personnel from the Barbados Fire Service. She complained of pain to the head, and back.

The injured were also transported to the QEH for medical treatment.

Two fire tenders and three ambulances responded to the scene of the accident.

Police are conducting investigations into both accidents.


16 Responses to Two accidents leave several injured

  1. junior February 5, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    we have to slow down on our roads.

  2. Peter February 5, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Yet another poorly lit road. Yes vehicles do have headlights but they more often times dazzle other approaching or oncoming vehicles. Alsob there needs to be an island wide road marking program and signage program. MTW need to get to work.

  3. BaJan boy February 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Peter if the Minister is not why does the department have to?? Yet another example of how uncaring these people are..

  4. jrsmith February 5, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Visiting Barbados since Xmas and has left , made it my business to see what could be the cause of road accidents in barbados..
    Our roads are frightening no road manage , the roads now in Barbados is worst than 50 years ago…
    New simple technology all around the world , which is in use on highway and city uses , seems to be decades before this comes to barbados , thats why bajans would go on loosing they lives… and the only people (to blame are the politicians ),they have done nothing in the past decade to our roads…..( thats the problem )

  5. jrsmith February 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Bajans why are we putting up with the politicians, all their are doing is collecting they wages for nothing……..

  6. Curious February 5, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    It is clear dat wunna ent seeing properly.
    Nuff people in a hurry and doing bare foolishness pun de road.

    So why wunna blaming everybody but de stupid drivers?

  7. Everton White February 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I have work in traffic management for ten years in London.
    Barbados have such bad traffic management, the worse I have seen.
    I could volunteer my knowledge , to prevent daily accident and loss of lives..

    I holiday in Barbados every year and the roads are more dangerous every year.

    Politicians and the highway department needs to work together
    to saves lives.

  8. Peter February 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    jrsmith. sorry to tell you this but that’s the Bajan way of life. and tyhat’s an alternate fact.

  9. Mikey February 5, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    If we were an African country like Ghana, Liberia or Uganda it would not be difficult to get rid of the politicians, but Barbdians do not believe in nor have ever attempted a coup d’etat (an overthrowing).
    How can you ask why are we putting up with them ???
    We like to change them every 2 Terms and feel that it okay.
    Somebody try a “third party” and it get criticize !!!
    What do you want ??? Can You think of something else ???

  10. Peter February 5, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    I agree with you Mikey. No coup d’état. So much shootings and so much guns. Why can’t some o’ DEM get hit by accident. Bush call collateral damage It can be an alternative fact.

  11. Joy February 6, 2017 at 1:40 am

    If we were an African country like Liberia or Ghana every single Bajan would be worse off and bad roads would be the least of our problems. No thinking person could suggest those countries as a model to follow.

    • Peter February 6, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      You right Joy. You would have been walkin round naked and hungry with four or five picknies from different fathers running behind you. I think you’d like that.

  12. Saga Boy February 6, 2017 at 2:28 am

    Some people like to run their mouths. Everything is political. If a gas station is robbed it it the Minister of energy fault…if woman don’t get pregnant it is the Minister of Family fault. How does one jump to the conclusion that poorly lit roads were responsible for the accident? And why would any right thinking person lie and say that the current roads are worst than the ones which existed more than one 50 years ago? Back then there were not many or no street lights…nuff pot holes…lots of roads with gravel …etc. People are simply driving too fast without due care and attention. They are failing to maintain proper vehicles….they are too impatient and reckless and break major lights. Finally I would like to know how the people of Ghana, Liberia and and Uganda are better off than bajans?

  13. jrsmith February 6, 2017 at 6:04 am

    @ , all , hail, hail, I made my comments. what i would love to see the politicians working on barbados infrastructure…

  14. jrsmith February 6, 2017 at 11:11 am

    @, Everton W, hail, hail, I would be willing to give some free time just to stop the madness when I can . but we are bajans and black bajans which is always an issue , thats why we are so behind , because in barbados they only listen to the white folk……..

  15. N Day February 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    @ Curious, I agree with you. They blaming everybody except the drivers. Someone had to be responsible for the accident. Everton White, clearly you need to visit more countries to really see bad road management system. Gimme a break!


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