St Michael woman is latest road fatality

A 37-year-old St Michael woman is the island’s latest road fatality.

Police say the accident occurred around 3:40 a.m. along Watts Village Road, St George.  The woman, who has not yet been named, died at the scene.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the deceased was the sole occupant of the car when it struck an embankment, causing her to lose control before colliding with a cut rock.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this accident, or can provide any information to assist in their investigations to contact the District B Police station at telephone 437-4311 or 430-7625.

44 Responses to St Michael woman is latest road fatality

  1. Cynthia Blackman
    Cynthia Blackman February 18, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Prayers going up and out for the family. May she rest in peace

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  2. Hal Austin February 18, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Not again. Is Barbados in a self-destructive mood?
    We need action: one car per household; priority to vehicles with more than one person get priority over single person cars; all vehicles must be roadworthy; speed cameras; suspend the licences of those involved in road traffic accidents until the matter is reserved; make insurance companies pay the costs for these accidents. We need a dedicated traffic police.

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    • Nat February 18, 2017 at 10:36 am

      One vehicle per household..what rock are you living under ?? I would bet most of the folks driving has never had a formal drivers training course.

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    • A Welch February 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Do you know the circumstances? It is okay for you to air your mouth and speak from a position of ignorance. Get the facts before speaking next time.

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  3. Simone TooSweet
    Simone TooSweet February 18, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Cha RIP

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  4. Sugar V Outerbim
    Sugar V Outerbim February 18, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Sad to hear S.I.P

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  5. Cherylann Maria Daniel
    Cherylann Maria Daniel February 18, 2017 at 10:26 am

    May she R.I.P.

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  6. Cecilia Carew
    Cecilia Carew February 18, 2017 at 10:27 am

    My goodness.!..Prayers for her family .

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  7. Zabeeda Alli Abdool
    Zabeeda Alli Abdool February 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

    My deepest sympathy to the families…

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  8. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett February 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

    May her soul rest in eternal peace. Condolences to her family and friends.

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  9. Sasha Herbert
    Sasha Herbert February 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

    My lord

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  10. Elvis Burke
    Elvis Burke February 18, 2017 at 10:32 am

    My condolences to your family

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  11. Michael Turton
    Michael Turton February 18, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Ok we need a national Church and prayer day to get rid of the jinx on this island. People be careful ….

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  12. Jasmin Warmington
    Jasmin Warmington February 18, 2017 at 10:36 am

    What on earth is going on here in this country? Have our drivers lost all sense of careful driving? Or are our roads too dangerous to drive on?

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  13. Peter February 18, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Was there any proof of blood in her alcohol system? in other words was she drunk? At that hour , was the road properly Lit? was it wet? Let me be more facetious and ask was she stepping out and hurrying back home to her husband or boyfriend? Maybe like most grown Barbadians who claim to cherish independence, she was still living home under her parents’ roof. My point here is whatever the cause, she was only 37, perhaps a good looking woman – I’m guessing. and she may have been driving too fast on that particular stretch of road. Aha. someone just told me perhaps she was trying to get away from the sweet-man’s wife or woman who was in pursuit to put some blows in her backside.
    Gosh cops, you guys got lots to check out. All kinds of stories and rumors will surface. Just do what you do best…. Investigate.

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    • Maxine Taylor February 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Peter, it is a tragic occurrence but you still made me laugh loudly. Anyway on a more serious note: it is possible that she was allowing herself to feel lonely and decided to give herself a treat out. Maybe if someone was with her she would have been alive at this time. Right now, she is outside and is trying to get back in but the body cannot respond. Whatever the cause of her hasty departure from this scene may she find peace profound as she furnish herself with all that she would need the next time around. I am picking up a sense of loneliness coming from her – probably the very reason why she left her home to be among others but now is discovering that she is lonely again.

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  14. Donild Trimp February 18, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Hal Austin, sometimes I think you are high on something when you post.

    Please explain based on the facts of this story, how “one car per household” would have prevented this accident.

    Please explain based on the facts of this story how “priority to vehicles with more than one person” would have prevented this accident.

    Your suggestion to suspend the drivers license of those involved in road traffic accidents until the matter is resolved makes no sense. When will the suspension start, at the scene of the accident?

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    • Hal Austin February 18, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Donald,

      I replied to your outburst, but Barbados Today has not published it. It was a case for the one car per household policy.

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  15. Kevin February 18, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Just couple weeks ago the Road Safety Org was celebrating the fact that Barbados had one of the lowest death per road fatalities in 2016 in a long time. And now all of these accidents.

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  16. Ann February 18, 2017 at 10:41 am

    My condolences to the family

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  17. Blon D Mayers Trotman
    Blon D Mayers Trotman February 18, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Lord have mercy. Please!!!!

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  18. Deborah Jones
    Deborah Jones February 18, 2017 at 10:53 am

    OMG….that’s a stone throw away from the last accident….oh dear so sorry to hear this.

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    • Deborah Jones
      Deborah Jones February 18, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      The one just above boarded Hall

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    • Deborah Jones
      Deborah Jones February 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      From my knowledge Watts village is below the roundabout below the station

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    • Deborah Jones
      Deborah Jones February 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Correct me if I’m wrong

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    • Deborah Jones
      Deborah Jones February 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      I spent most of my childhood days in Watts Village

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  19. bajan4eva February 18, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Hal Austin really need to stop posting ..you have no idea if the person just fell asleep ..lost control of the vehicle not even sure if the person was speeding nothing like that but continue to post meaningless comments.

    to the deceased rip and my condolences to her family and friends.

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  20. kanye west February 18, 2017 at 11:02 am

    the fact that someone just died and stupid people are using this forum to make insensitive jokes about why she was out at the time is beyond my comprehension to you Peter lets pray that this does not happen to one of your family members because I am pretty sure u would not want anyone to make ignorant humor of the situation… please grow up and learn to be more compassionate to other people you twat!!!

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  21. Eleanor Blackman
    Eleanor Blackman February 18, 2017 at 11:07 am

    So many accidents happening.

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  22. Mhizz Gooding
    Mhizz Gooding February 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

    So sad my condolences to the family

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  23. jrsmith February 18, 2017 at 11:14 am

    When there is a road fatality, most people always come out with the same statements..
    How much people believe our road infrastructure is bad and need proper management…. this what I saw in barbados simple technology would save lives…
    But our government is the people in power to do something, look at most countries in the region , they are doing everything they can for the people , the trouble with Barbados most accidents and fatality is black people , our politicians have no concern……

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  24. Jennifer February 18, 2017 at 11:15 am

    @Donild – My same thoughts. Probably his morning tea of some specific steep leaves.
    @Kevin – Everything has a season. This is the road death season.

    This woman could have worked last night and nodded off too. We await further reports. FORGET THE CHURCH PRAYING THING, that is what got the jinx on in the first place.

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  25. Curtis Brewster
    Curtis Brewster February 18, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Cheez….straight,smooth road at 3 in the morning. Recipe for disaster,one nod! My sympathy to her family.

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  26. Jennifer February 18, 2017 at 11:38 am

    @jrsmith – strong points, however, I ask you the following questions. Are our people truly in power or got money??? Exactly which countries in the region that are doing everything for their people????
    What you are looking at is the result of HIGHLY edicated house negroes with their MASTERS who can do little or nothing for their people, but talk and pray, while the others PREY. The system has it that when they come into this government power, their job will be to sort the minority businesses out so that they can increase and we get the crumbs. This is why any progress for locals will be slow. The only way to get things going quickly will be to give a FULL TAKEOVER to the minorities aka business owners, and then we will see things being done, and I will leave it at that.

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  27. lime juice February 18, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    3:40am, wonder if sleep had her

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  28. Leta Deguillard
    Leta Deguillard February 18, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Lord have mercy wa gine on in Barbados

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  29. Hal Austin February 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Donald,
    We badly need to adopt a progressive traffic management policy, and for a start we can control the number of vehicles on the roads; one car per household is an obvious way forward.
    An island of 166 sq miles, a large part of which is given over to roads, along with the dangers of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide poisoning.
    If you think this is progress then you have a problem. As for being on something, I drink gin and tonics or diet cokes. You maybe more familiar with other mind-altering stuff than I am.

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  30. Sinister Sam February 18, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    What we need are for the powers at the top to stop sleeping on the laws and start revisiting and implementing. There are laws on the books that are not enforced for various reasons I won’t be allowed to post. The sooner we start joking around with these things and start acting rather than reacting, we may see some results.

    Condolences to the family.

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  31. Sinister Sam February 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    To add further, all the taxes we pay and our road ways are in disrepair, some sections dark and unlit, unpainted junctions and road ways, Bush over hanging some roads, all this is totally unacceptable in this day.

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  32. Keith February 18, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Why are you people making this political.my God a young lady just lost her live that stretch of the road is one of the best roads in Barbados highway 5 .If you want to talk politics I think you all on the wrong comment page God!!!!

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  33. Brewster February 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    It is pretty strange that all the road accidents are happening all of a sudden. Not a week goes by. Is it speed, alcohol and substance, weather conditions, poor surfaces or bad lighting? Please RBPF investigate and publish the facts to assure locals and the whole
    world that Barbados is a safe place to drive. Speed cameras and humps to slow cars down and breathalyzers nationwide would be the decent thing to do GOVERNMENT. Second month into 2017 and way too many fatalities. Wtf is happening?

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  34. JM February 18, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Having read Hal Austin’s post it reminded of a quote by Edith Sitwell,”I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.”

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  35. JM February 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Having read Hal Austin’s post I am not saying you write nonsense but I will say that you have a great deal of bad luck when it comes to thinking.

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  36. Tony Waterman February 18, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    First off!!!! Can people STOP referring to these as “ACCIDENTS” They are NOT, They are “COLLISIONS”

    @Jennifer, Check out St.Kitts-Nevis

    If anyone can check back on the Road Collisions in Barbados, they nearly ALL occour in St.Peter, or St.George, WHY???

    @Brewster!!! None of the Above, They are just BAD Drivers, who seem to think that they are the only ones on the Horrible Roads.

    @Keiyh!!! is that the stretch that goes past Bulkley Factory ???
    if Yes that is a Lovely stretch of Road, so one must ask, Did the Engineers miss something in their Design ???

    @Sinister Sam!!! the laws will NOT be revised, because someone’s friend will probably be caught, and that would Not be Acceptable.

    Speak the truth and speak it ever, cost it what it will/ Remember that???

    @lime juice!!! I drive from Ottawa, to Toronto. Five Hours away, has been driving here since 1970, never fell asleep once. Barbados is 21×14. why would anyone fall asleep ???

    Our problem (Barbados’s) is the ADVERSERIAL SYSTEM that we inherited from the “MASSA”, and seem to hold Dear to our Hearts, it was never intended to help us to ADVANCE, and when we got rid of them, we should have got rid of that too, (Not for the Touted Republican SYSTEM) but for a System of Reconstruction (NO POLITICAL PARTIES) every ELECTED PERSON working towards the GOOD of the NATION. (I can Explain in Detail)

    My sincerest Condolences go out to all the affiliated Families, may she rest in Peace, and rise again some Dy in Glory with the Angels.

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