Police probe fatal accident at Boarded Hall, St George

Barbados has recorded its ninth road fatality.

A 12-year-old girl was struck and killed by a motorcar at Boarded Hall Main Road, St George.

Police are continuing investigations.

(more details as they come to hand.)

71 Responses to Police probe fatal accident at Boarded Hall, St George

  1. Bernadette Austin
    Bernadette Austin February 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    RIP

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  2. Ricquel Welch
    Ricquel Welch February 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Omg i cant imagine how her parents took that news sigh. May she RIP

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  3. Hal Austin February 15, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Another road traffic accident. I have said before this is the real social blight in Barbados. Where are the police? What are the motor insurer doing? What sis government doing?
    Most importantly, what is there about the Bajan psychology that forces them to drive recklessly?
    A nation badly in need of therapy.

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    • Coralita February 15, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Hal what do you expect a driver to do when someone walks from behind a bus to cross the road? That is what the young child did.

      Grant it, there is too much reckless driving on our roads and too many drivers running red lights, it has now come to epidemic proportions. This morning a driver overtook about 4 or 5 vehicles just after you pass the left turn to Black Bess in St. Peter and there is a solid line on that road. I am seeing too much madness of our roads daily. Drivers need to be held accountable.

      My condolences to her family, friends, schoolmates and the teaching and non teaching fraternity at her school. May her soul rest in peace.

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    • shane turton February 15, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      i witness that accident the lady was not driving recklessly the lil girl ran from behind the bus its unfortunate that it happened but i do get your point what really hurt me was that none of us could do anything for that lil girl or the lady that was driving i didnt leave the scene untill the police did

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  4. Cheryl Sobers
    Cheryl Sobers February 15, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Omg

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  5. Meek Alleyne
    Meek Alleyne February 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Car men does really act like dem can’t wait less than a min for ppl to cross

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    • Akil Brathwaite
      Akil Brathwaite February 15, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      You were there to see what happened?

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    • Ingrid Drakes
      Ingrid Drakes February 15, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      All right then. All i heard is that she go off the bus and cross from behind the bus. so it’s not a matter of car men or women cant wait. Crossing from a vehicle that large is actually blocking the view of incoming vehicles.
      you should always wait for the bus to move and you wiill have a clear view of traffic. stop blaming drivers. RIP for that young soul and sympathy for her parents.

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    • Ricquel Welch
      Ricquel Welch February 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      I dont think he was but what he is saying is right cause as you kno urself there are precaution measures to take when a bus stops.

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    • Cecilia Millar
      Cecilia Millar February 15, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Did you hear the real thing am sorry but she was crossing behind the bus the oncoming driver can’t see what’s coming from behind the bus and it’s not a major stop where he to stop sorry for her but people have got to be more careful in my job I see that every single day

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    • Meek Alleyne
      Meek Alleyne February 15, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      And visa versa ur not suppose to drive recklessly cuz u nvr know what will happen….what I posted was a general statement I understand all other pov’s

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    • Tricia Mondore
      Tricia Mondore February 15, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      I agree with you Meek Alleyne drivers behave as if they are never pedestrians. Many time i’ve had to literally put my body in the road in order to cross. If you want to see utter impatience and disregard for other road users come to LOB roundabout anytime after7 and its not the ZR drivers.

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    • Meek Alleyne
      Meek Alleyne February 15, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      That’s what I meant Tricia Mondore I’m saying I’ve been in many situations where I thought I cud cross and someone foot was on the gas and I wasn’t even crossing behind a bus

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    • Ingrid Drakes
      Ingrid Drakes February 15, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      As a driver I am always cautious when I see a bus at the bus stop from the opposite direction that I driving because there are some ppl that expect when you come from behind a bus that they expect you to dead stop for them and that causes serious accidents. There are situations that you just can’t avoid cause of people bad judgement when using the roads. Meek Alleyne I am not bashing you or anyone but your statement did sound like you was blaming the driver. Again I think this could have been avoided if only she waited for the bus to move totally for her to have a clear view. So having said that, It’s no-one fault it’s one of the those situations that could not be avoided because of the actions/judgement call that were sought.
      It not about who’s right or wrong but it’s about a young beautifu girl that tragically lost her life simple so and it’s heartwreching especially for her parents and siblings and family circle.
      Again will say sleep in peace my angel, your’re in God’s hands now❤

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    • Akil Brathwaite
      Akil Brathwaite February 15, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      The thing is, pedestrians walk the road like they are invincible, try driving thru Marhill Street in Bridgetown. So the point id, can’t point fingers at a specific groups both groups do nonsense sometimes.

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  6. Lisa De Souza
    Lisa De Souza February 15, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Very sad, I cannot imagine how her parents are taking the news. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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  7. Mhizz Woodroffe
    Mhizz Woodroffe February 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Rip

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  8. Deidre Speed-Queen Mayers
    Deidre Speed-Queen Mayers February 15, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    So this is two separate deaths this afternoon where children were struck by vehicles or one media house has the location of the accident incorrect

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  9. Cynthia Blackman
    Cynthia Blackman February 15, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Sad may she rest in peace

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  10. Shazz Harewood
    Shazz Harewood February 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    This is so Sad, RIP little one.

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  11. kim February 15, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    The lady was not driving recklessly I saw the child crossing behind the bus. I felt so bad to have seen her lying there

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  12. Tony Webster February 15, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    So tragic…so avoidable. When I came to know myself, aged five, my dad pointed out to me, the great danger of emerging from behind a standing vehicle,into approaching traffic. Later, when practicing for my drivers license, this again, came into much, much sharper view.

    ANY standing vehicle, has a potential for a person suddenly emerging into the path of YOUR car.

    The greater responsibility, lies with YOU, THE ADULT DRIVER. The child, is allowed a few indiscretions…as a child ought to be allowed…in addition…to living to maturity.

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  13. The Negrocrat February 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    So Mr.Hal, why do you conclude that bad driving contributed to this accident?

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  14. Lennox hewitt February 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    How i understand it she cross the road from behind the bus so her fault not car man fault wait till bus move cross when road clear.

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  15. Sabrina Brathwaite
    Sabrina Brathwaite February 15, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Honestly I am in tears as I have two young girls myself. Oh dear may she rest in peace

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  16. Cheryl Onita
    Cheryl Onita February 15, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Lord hv mercy this is so sad sending condolences to her Family and Friends from myself and Family

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  17. George Gaskin
    George Gaskin February 15, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    So sad and so soon after other accidents

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  18. Sherma Bourne
    Sherma Bourne February 15, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    So sorry to hear can imagine her family feel may she rest in peace an rise in glory

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  19. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse February 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    So sorry for the lost. My sympathy to her family n friends..wanna please becareful on the road & for me personally. …wanna drive too fast n the Bright lights in your face..it is not nice atal.

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  20. Nicola Fancyface
    Nicola Fancyface February 15, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Firstly there’s nothing more devastating than losing a loved one especially one so young may she rest in peace…secondly the accident does not mean the motorists was speeding some of these kids have no respect for the road take for instance I’m driving down Kendall hill a little boy waited until I was close to him to dart across the car so I stopped told him hello don’t ever do that again it’s not safe he them put his mouth in the air and gave me the finger!

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    • Michael Turton
      Michael Turton February 15, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      I know what you mean on Monday a group of school boys just walked in front of my moving truck ………..

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    • Nicola Fancyface
      Nicola Fancyface February 15, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      Well they had some at Dighton just running back and forth in front of traffic for fun some of these kids don’t know the horror they could put their parent through from losing them

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    • Shelly Ross
      Shelly Ross February 15, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      I agree with you that the accident does not mean that the car was speeding, but in the same way, it does not mean that the child was walking the road badly or doing anything wrong.
      You went on to speak about the way children use the road and I cannot fault you on that, but the motorist are worst.
      They are driving with cell phones, the music or enjoying healthy conversations in cars – all distractions.
      We know that children and elderly people (and people) are going to be using the roads and therefore, motorists need to be more alert, put down the distractions in the cars and look for the child…especially when school is out —to do the unthinkable.
      I regret this situation for both the driver and the child and her family. May God be with all of them.

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    • Bernard Mccollin
      Bernard Mccollin February 15, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Happens all the time , I never realized how stupid it is until I matured

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  21. Carmen Burgess
    Carmen Burgess February 15, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    My condolences to the family, friends and classmates of the student who lost her life today!

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  22. Graham B February 15, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    My heartfelt condolencesntonthe family of this young child.

    It just requires drivers to stop being in a hurry and WILL KNOW IF they are a good driver that is… that wherever a bus stops there is chance someonengonna run across from it or to it.

    Dont blame the little girl.

    Blame those who drive crazy without thinking about others or having awareness.

    That road is always a road that people drive crazy on.. and its narrow too.

    I end like I started giving my heartfelt condolences to the little girls family.

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  23. Janette Marshall February 15, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    But you know when you as an adult see a school bus stationary what should be your first thought. It’s just like you see a ball crossing the road, you know first hand to look fa a child. The same thing apply to a pack school bus at a bus stop fa crying out loud. Now my daughter is very emotional since destiny goes to school with her. This is so heart wrenching for me to see my daughter in pain and the sudden shock that have evolved my body. Lord i prayer that you grant her parents, family , friends, schoolmates and teachers comfort to carry on and overcome this most umfortunate demise of a life so young. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Gone too soon.

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  24. Hal Austin February 15, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Negrocrat,

    If you are over-taking within the speed, and this is not a comment on this particular case, you drive clear of the parked vehicle anticipating, for example, a child may run out from a blind spot behind a ball.
    The onus is on the driver to be able to brake within injuring the child.
    Barbados is not the only country with motor vehicles and pedestrians not being fully aware.
    I drive in Barbados and have an idea of how people drive. And it is not just me; two of my English colleagues, who visited Barbados for the cricket last year, returned never to drive in Barbados again.
    Whether you like it or not, reckless driving is the biggest social problem we have in Barbados, more so than guns, violence or dodgy politicians. We got to sort it out.
    My suggestion is a dedicated traffic police, breathalysers, speed cameras, traffic wardens, higher parking fees, and a much better public transport system.
    The courts also have a major role to play: suspending driving licenses, compelling dangerous drivers to re-take their tests, and seizing vehicles at fault for causing road traffic accidents.

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  25. Samantha Foreverbless Harris
    Samantha Foreverbless Harris February 15, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    She got off the bus n cross behind OMG this hurts she is so young may she R.I.P may God give her family n friends strength at this time of lost.

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  26. Raemon Daisley
    Raemon Daisley February 15, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Chhh then that hard

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  27. Janette Marshall February 15, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    But you know when you as an adult see a school bus stationary,what should be your first thought. It’s just like you see a ball crossing the road, you know first hand to look fa a child. The same thing apply to a pack school bus of childrens at a bus stop, fa crying out loud. Now my daughter is very emotional, since destiny goes to school with her. This is so heart wrenching for me to see my daughter in pain and the sudden shock that have evolved my body. Lord i prayer that you grant her parents, family , friends, schoolmates and teachers comfort to carry on and overcome this most unfortunate demise of a life so young. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Gone too soon.

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  28. Jennifer February 15, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    @Hal – One should give you a break as I guess you did not know all the facts of this incident.
    Equally children should also bear due care when crossing the road. One day I was driving along government hill and some school children from the school wanted to cross, mind you there were working stop lights. The children push the button on the stop light, did NOT wait for their signal but stated to walk across. A man in a car said to them that they should wait for the lights, those children BLISTER the man. Now who is in the wrong?????

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  29. Jennifer February 15, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Started to walk

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  30. Hal Austin February 15, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Jennifer,
    I said my views did not apply to the specificity of this case. I was making a point about careful driving. That is why you have a Highway Code.

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  31. Leteisha Nurse
    Leteisha Nurse February 15, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    May she R.I.P

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  32. Michael King
    Michael King February 15, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Hal Austin you should get the facts before you let you fingers make you look stupid.
    It’s tragic that this child lost her life and my heart goes out to her family .

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  33. Jennifer February 15, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    @Hal- I can see with you on this one too, when you are a driver approaching, especially a big vehicle you should be thinking that maybe someone is going to cross in front or behind the vehicle.

    All those extras you are adding in won’t happen. The government itself is currently on a different program, due to programming.

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    • harry turnover February 15, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Exactly Jennifer and bicyclists have a habit when wanting to turn right instead of extending their arm right out ,they drop their hand in the vicinity of the back wheel and push out their index finger.

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  34. Shelly Ross
    Shelly Ross February 15, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    The time and effort wasted by the Road Safety Association and the pot hole politicians could have been wisely used to promote road safety which is alarmingly quiet.
    All road users need to be constantly aware of what is happening on the roads that they are driving on. The cell phone conversation that takes your FULL attention off the road, the drink that you are trying to sip or the sandwich that you are trying to bite as well as the lyrics in the music that you are trying to hear…..ARE ALL DISTRACTIONS.
    Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, driving tired or upset are all conditions for accidents.
    If you are tired, you should not be behind the wheel and if you are emotionally upset, don’t drive either.
    The appointment can be put off, you can play the music any time, answer the call later, but a life cannot be replaced.
    Road safety should be a constant focus – we need to be hearing and seeing it every day.

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    • Greitcha Smith
      Greitcha Smith February 15, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      The road safety Lady was doing a great job in bringing awareness. Such a shame that politics got in the way and her services seem to be no longer needed on CBC (at a time when all road safety experts should be working together rather than scoring points). Well the boys got their cronies to take the limelight now. Let hope they do a good job in teaching to keep safe on the roads.

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    • Angel Maria
      Angel Maria February 15, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      It is taught and has been taught for years, but it seems that some adults need a refresher course. Just last month as I was pulling out of the school around 3:15, a woman came blazing down the road in a jeep. Almost hit me, area chock-ful of school children, huge sign saying school crossing ahead etc. Barbadians in general, both pedestrians and motorists need to exercise more care. The island is only 166 sq.m. what is the bloody hurry?!!

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    • Shelly Ross
      Shelly Ross February 15, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Bringing awareness to what potholes? Please, when did you live in Barbados and we did not have potholes?
      Not a pothole was involved in the 9 fatalities for the year….and if you look at history of our accidents and road deaths….the most common cause is driver error…..never saw one saying potholes.
      There is a lack of focus on road safety in Barbados. Just like Angel Maria said – we seem to be always in a hurry and there is a serious lack of respect when driving around schools and in neighbourhoods.

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  35. Joaquin Adams
    Joaquin Adams February 15, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    RIP

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  36. Howard Seon
    Howard Seon February 15, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    NOT AGAIN?

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  37. Ryan Coombs
    Ryan Coombs February 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Many things beg to be repeated when it comes to road safety and use, there was a time when this was taught in schools and at home, look right then left and right again, don’t ‘cross behind a bus, wait for it to move etc…be aware. Public service announcements need to make use of any and all avenues of communication at their disposal, but alas, does anyone with the responsibility even care? Can’t imagine the feeling of losing a child like this or any other way, may those left behind find the strength to cope and may her soul find rest.

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  38. Ch February 15, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    My condolences. Most if not all of you do drive fast dont come on here posting as if you all are so innocent a life was lost .none of you were there .

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  39. Ch February 15, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    My condolences.none of you were there so how all of you know speed was a factor.all of you none spared does do shite on our roads so dont come on here acting so innocent.

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  40. RoseAnne Yarde February 15, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Really Sad.Being a mother of three I can’t image what her Parents,Family and Friends going through right now.Crossing the road nowadays is very hard when you have to deal with impatient drivers.Someone stops for you to cross hand signals and very thing and the driver behind ready to overtake thankfully you cover yourself in double checking before crossing.Even tho her case was different may her young soul Rest In Peace.

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  41. Philip Clement
    Philip Clement February 15, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Deepest sympathy to her family, friends , from all us.. I can’t imagine the pain they are feeling now. So sorry for your lost.

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  42. Paul St Hill
    Paul St Hill February 15, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Condolences to her family and friends…very sad

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  43. Keith Gaskin
    Keith Gaskin February 15, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I’m a bajan from the outside looking in.Why can’t flashing lights be installed on the buses and all vehicles come to a stop until the children have safely crossed in front of the bus to the other of the road

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  44. Concern Citizen February 15, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    SERIOUSLYYYYY, You all going stand here and debate who is wrong or right? For God sake say RIP and move on. The driver I believe probably can’t even sleep replaying what happen today. What If she came online to see these comments, you all now made it worse by typing these words vice a versa what if the parents come online to see these back and forth comments. Stupseeeeeeeeee

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  45. Anonymous Reader February 16, 2017 at 12:01 am

    I never really comment on news but i am sick and tired of people umping to conclusions on situations when they were not present… Why blame a motorist for something like this… Depends on the cause of death we dont know if the driver was driving at 20, 40, or 80. Lets face facts crossing from behind a vehicle is dangerous and we are taught that from small.

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  46. Rashal February 16, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I am so sorry to hear about this young lady. I must say though a lot of kids do skylark a lot on the buses and step out in a playful mood not focusing on where there are going. This may not be this young lady’s case though. Other than that a lot of motorist driving big vehicles seem to forget that they dont own the road. Motorist stop acting like animals on the road

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  47. kathy-Ann Clarke February 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    May she rest in peace, this gave me chills when I heard. I will not cast blame on anyone for the fatal death, but I hope and pray that we do not have more like this at all, if only we could turn back the hands, and she could’ve waited until that bus moved off, so that she could’ve seen when it was clear, and then cross. OMG, just thinking about it, have me sad. Condolences to the family.

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