UPDATE: Police probe accident at Warrens

Three people sustained minor injuries in a three-car smashup at the Everton Weekes roundabout along the Warrens section of the ABC highway around 11:30 a.m.

The accident involved Nicole McFarland, 39, of Porters, St James, who was driving a motor van, Philip Whitney, 69, of Speightstown, St Peter who was accompanied by five visitors to the island in a motor van and David Carrington, 30, of Thorpes Cottage, St George who was driving a car.

McFarland complained for pain to the neck and opted to see private medical attention.

Carrington suffered pain to the neck and back while Whitney said he was shaken up by the collision.

The two men were treated at the scene by medical personnel.

Two fire tenders under the command of Divisional Officer Fenty and one ambulance, responded to the  accident.

At the scene Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Cobbler made a fresh appeal to drivers to exercise a high level of caution on the roads.

“Try to drive at a manageable speed and try to avoid taking chances. Always remember the rules of the roundabout – the person on the right is always right and be facilitating and accommodating to other road users,” he stressed.

Police are continuing investigations.

14 Responses to UPDATE: Police probe accident at Warrens

  1. Genavease Taylor
    Genavease Taylor March 15, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    The person on the right is always right …..right?????

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    • Coralita March 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      Yes, in case you did not know. At all roundabouts, the person coming from the right is always right.

      I realise that lots of people out there driving and don’t have a clue what road signs mean or what they are supposed to do when they see some road signs.

      Go to Licensing Authority or Government Printery or wherever they are sold and buy a Highway Handbook and learn something.

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  2. Leta Deguillard
    Leta Deguillard March 15, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Are people earning their driving license today or r they buying it jus askin

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  3. Peter March 15, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Wow!! Looks like they were filming a high chase thriller movie. …… without cameras.

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  4. Cindy Bunting
    Cindy Bunting March 15, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Roundabout etiquette..always give way to traffic on your right.

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  5. jrsmith March 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    One thing in barbados where these cars are made , they can turn over anywhere , there is never a fender bender its always a write off…. could be anything ..

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  6. june March 15, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Soooo JRSMITH tell me..which cars are made in Barbados? I had 9 since 1969 and all were imported.

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  7. Zanya Lovell March 15, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    People are not taking their times speeding ,using cell phone and still trying to over take or drive close on to you.

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  8. camb March 15, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    That roundabout is a death trap..it is too big

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  9. Yvonne Sealy
    Yvonne Sealy March 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    But wait………………….chuppseeeeeee

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  10. William March 15, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    One of the problems is drivers trying to go through the roundabout at the same rate of speed as on the straight road and another is some drivers changing lanes in the middle of the roundabouts

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  11. Coralita March 15, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    I was entering Warrens from the University end, a young girl came from the Welches end and drove straight across me in the roundabout and I had to blow my horn and break to avoid an accident. It is obvious she has no clue how to use a roundabout.

    People overtaking on solid lines in the roundabouts, rather than driving to the broken lines and indicating to cross over and waiting until it is safe to do so.

    People running red lights daily. I see so much nonsense on our roads daily. People driving and cannot put down the cell phones, overtaking carelessly, and then we want to blame the road instead of the careless drivers and pedestrians who have on earphones and who come to the pedestrian crossing and just step in the road without ensuring first it is safe to do so.

    There is nothing wrong with the roads, people just cannot drive and they cannot read road signs.

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  12. DS March 16, 2017 at 9:28 am

    You people commenting about the size of the roundabout clearly did not realize this accident happened at the Everton Weekes roundabout. That’s the OTHER roundabout closer to Jackson and Greenhill.

    No matter the location, if people followed the signs and obeyed the rules, we would all be a lot safer on the roads.

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  13. lester March 16, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Human nature at its best, selfishness, arrogance, ignorance, stupidity, risk taking

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