St Philip man injured in accident

A 25-year-old man was injured in an accident along the Vauxhall Road, Christ Church, early this morning.

Police said that around 2:30 a.m. Marques Clarke of Inch Cape Terrace, St Philip, was driving a motor car when he slammed into a utility pole.

Clarke received an abrasion to his forehead and was transported by ambulance to the QEH for medical attention. His condition is listed as stable.

Police are continuing investigations into the accident.

40 Responses to St Philip man injured in accident

  1. Daniel Polonis
    Daniel Polonis February 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    BAT given?

  2. Suzi Griffith
    Suzi Griffith February 26, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    We need to find a word to replace the word accident.

  3. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor February 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    These poles won’t stop jumping out in d rd at all! Stupse….

  4. Levi Mayers
    Levi Mayers February 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    p-plates chronicles lol lol…on a serious note though glad he is ok

  5. Tony Webster February 26, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Amazing how a stupid utility pole, could strike a car. Yes, and exactly dead-centre of the bonnet too! Wonders never cease, but car-sales daily increase.

  6. Ernesta Catlyn February 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Maybe forced to drive on grass – still too many potholes. From top down Barbados full of ‘holes’.

  7. Kathy Griffith
    Kathy Griffith February 26, 2017 at 5:08 pm


  8. Boston February 26, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Those utility pole needs to be more flexible towards Drivers . That’s all I have to say on this matter ..

  9. Obi Stanley
    Obi Stanley February 26, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    why all this in barbados is this not too much

  10. Carlos O
    Carlos O'Brien February 26, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    They could try to stop illegally racing on the roads at night thereby endangering the lives and property of others

  11. Michael King
    Michael King February 26, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    We need to re-test these P plate drivers. Most of them seem not able to drive properly.

    • Greitcha Smith
      Greitcha Smith February 27, 2017 at 3:27 am

      Someone once told me it was the G plate drivers!

  12. Denzel Williams
    Denzel Williams February 26, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Serious impact that…yet three girls died just like that…foul play sacrifice i say

    • Richard Johnston February 27, 2017 at 3:22 am

      He was wearing a seat belt.

  13. Demhac Ttolnud
    Demhac Ttolnud February 26, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Leandra Wilkinson

  14. orlando February 26, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    or most of them party too much.but like the man say aint nuttin on the roads at 2 in the morning. aint a job in the world that finishes at 2 in the morning.

  15. Ray Foster
    Ray Foster February 26, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    I would suspect speed and carelessness

  16. orlando February 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    aint nuttin good .

  17. kathy-ann Clarke February 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    That looks real serious tho, still glad the outcome is not death.

  18. Not Too Bright February 26, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I that couldn’t happen if he did driving at 60mph not even 80mph

  19. Sheena February 26, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Oh the conclusions we continue to jump to. Smh. Bajans at their best

  20. Hector Maxwell
    Hector Maxwell February 26, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    He probably fell asleep,

  21. Peter February 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    If a kangaroo court like the one that tried the Central Bank Governor’s case, were to try that case, That pole would have been dismissed and sentenced to life.

  22. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis February 26, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Are these poles really utility poles? I think not. More like destructive poles.

  23. Tom Cabrinie
    Tom Cabrinie February 26, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    A lot of these people just want to be seen behind a steering wheel but they are not ready yet.

  24. Johnathan... February 27, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Nobody can’t talk to these young clowns on the road so they pay the price. At least funeral homes will make some money..

  25. Sheena February 27, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Oh the thoughts of the simpleminded people at their best. Without knowing the facts they jump to conclusions without due thought. Typical bajans. Smh

  26. harry turnover February 27, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Pole and car write off jack !! hope the car belongs to he and not like the idiot who borrowed a friends’ car to check up on his woman because someone had told him ‘that she got another man in she house ‘ and ended up writing off the car just after ya pass the old Glendairy Prison.
    That impact was so loud that it even brought his woman and the outside man to the scene.
    A horn en easy boy.

  27. Hal Austin February 27, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Another accident. Barbados is in chaos. Road traffic accidents are out of control. Over 95 per cent of RTAs are caused by speeding. That is not my view, but road safety experts.
    It is hilarious seeing police with their long tapes measuring every time there is a RTA. I often wonder if they know what they are doing.
    Police should wok with the university on the mathematics and theoretical physics of road traffic accidents. It is not rocket science.
    Why don’t the media run a series on road safety.

  28. jrsmith February 27, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Hope this driver pay for the criminal damage to the pole…..
    Its hard to consider what to say anymore, when it comes to vehicle accidents in barbados ..
    Simple cheap technology for road management , if deployed in barbados would cut accidents and save lives……thats if our politicians really care……………..
    If the 1% in barbados was complaining , from tomorrow our politicians would be bending over backward to put this right, they are call them , now for us, who cares………………..

  29. Peter February 27, 2017 at 8:14 am

    jrsmith. Politicians nor politics has NOTHING to do with this sort of matter. Depending on the type of insurance that is involved, the insurance company holds the responsibility or liability for repairs or replacement. Time is an important factor here as a full report from the police and by both the driver and the assessment team. With that, proof has to be presented to show that the damage(s) were not willfully or purposely done. Then the whole process of purchasing and repairing or replacing the pole comes into play. that depends on availability, shipping and all the peripherals associated. Maybe in England they snap their fingers and wham, everything’s done and good to go later the same day. Now jrsmith, where do you have your wand?

  30. kathy-Ann Clarke February 27, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Harry Turnover, lol, that is something else, “the outside man and the woman turn up”

  31. North Point February 27, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Carlos you are so right, too much car racing at nights, I said some time age that the insurance companies are laying back and waiting on the police to do everything. I have suggested that the insurance companied should have a joint observation mission with the police and have a dash cam, what they will do is go to all the places where they gather to race and record all the info they can get as to who is racing, share the info with all the insurance companies, and then those companies will write the insured persons of those cars and bring them in for a chat, let them know that they are under the micro scope, and put them on notice, its cheaper that way, than to wait until some serious accident occur. in some states in the USA every time the cops report you for a moving violation your insurance gets more expensive, the DMV and insurance shares info, and when you go to pay your insurance all of that info is there.

  32. Aneta February 27, 2017 at 11:17 am

    People. This is a serious matter and we should not take these accidents lightly. There are a number of factors why accidents occur. We sit and judge as we always do. Let the police do their job and thank God that the young man got out unscathed. We all have our opinion but please be sensitive

  33. jrsmith February 27, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    @ , Peter , hail, hail, you are an idiot, I made my comment didn’t mention, (England ) lots of you people seems to have an axe to grind with (England ) thats your problem, you all prefer the (US) dont you , thats why we are seeing in barbados , a lot of ghetto attitude and people from the hood..

  34. Johan Bremmer February 27, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Everyone wants to be a racing driver.

  35. OBSERVER February 27, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    One Day you speeders would learn that speed kill,some of you just don’t learn from others people mistakes keep it up.

  36. Peter February 27, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Jrsmith, I do travel to England frequently. I do have property there A small property near Tooting way back in 83 It’s leased out to two nurses. I stay at my dad’s place in St John Woods. I’m going there in March. TTYL

  37. Shonette February 27, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    You know what bothers me the most, these stupid comments. Y’all people always ready to bash young people like you weren’t once young you can’t expect someone in their 20s to have the mindset of someone in their 50s. Accidents happen but clearly you guys don’t know the definition of an accident. For all you all know he could’ve been tired & fell asleep or even felt sick ,stop jumping to conclusions! Give thanks it isn’t another fatal one. Always know for people & i bet y’all ain’t much different or maybe worst. Something serious wrong with bajans.


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