Police investigate road fatality at Edgecumbe, St Philip

Police and emergency personnel are at the scene of a road fatality at Edgecumbe, St Philip.(more details as they come to hand).

 

52 Responses to Police investigate road fatality at Edgecumbe, St Philip

  1. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse March 26, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Lord into your hands…

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  2. Carol Ann McDonald
    Carol Ann McDonald March 26, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    I visit Barbados and somebody has to take charge and SLOW cars down—I am so sorry someone else has died–PLEASE

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    • Alex 3 March 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      I agree. For over 38 yr I have been coming here and the speeding and reckless driving that has evolved particularly with transportion vehicles is appauling but it is not limited to them.
      Late last week walking down past Sandy Lane a government car passed other cars moving at or slightly over the limit in an unsafe way and drove away at speed.
      This carnage on the roads will not end until the government gives the RBPF the resources to take this on in a meaningful way and put these clowns in jail.

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      • hcalndre March 27, 2017 at 9:35 pm

        The government of barbados is so slow in bringing legislation on important matters that makes one wonder what is their real purpose other than to get rich. All it take is a few cameras in place and a proper and speedy traffic court to handle the cases, not 7 to 10 years to go after the offenders when they`re caught.

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  3. Jacqueline Charmaine
    Jacqueline Charmaine March 26, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Rest in peace buddy….a very good man has lost his life because of a reckless driver.

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  4. Andrea Arthur
    Andrea Arthur March 26, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Rip.hope dey get dat person

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  5. Orlando Jordan
    Orlando Jordan March 26, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    so sad

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  6. Horace Jordan
    Horace Jordan March 26, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Understand a Police officer lost his life//?

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  7. Kentley Sobers
    Kentley Sobers March 26, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    My God

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  8. Dorothy Harewood
    Dorothy Harewood March 26, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    RIP Clifford Bridgeman my good friend gone

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  9. Yvette Carless
    Yvette Carless March 26, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    May his soul rest in peace. Sad news.

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  10. Valarie Rock
    Valarie Rock March 26, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    SIP Clifford

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  11. Mary Amos
    Mary Amos March 26, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    RIP.

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  12. Brenda Hallett
    Brenda Hallett March 26, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Rip

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  13. Shanny Chandler
    Shanny Chandler March 26, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Rip

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  14. Jennifer Phillips
    Jennifer Phillips March 26, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    RIP Bridgeman ….very sad news

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  15. Mellie March 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    May your soul Rest In Peace. Another good man perished by the recklessness of a speedster. My prayer be with your family during this trying time.

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  16. Cherrie Babiface Welchie
    Cherrie Babiface Welchie March 26, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    R I P

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  17. Aneta March 26, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    RIP. So so sad

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  18. Carl March 26, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Despite all that is happening on our roads people continue to do nonsense at the risk of others’ safety and lives. I have long said and I reiterate that persons responsible for taking a life on the roads should be made to support the children of the deceased throughout their education right through to UWI as they have taken away the person who would have performed that role. This madness MUST stop.

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  19. Zabeeda Alli Abdool
    Zabeeda Alli Abdool March 26, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    RIP…really sad….every week they are so many death and accident…ppl plz pray hand in hand and stop fighting over unnecessary….and materials stuff…

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  20. Matthew Jordan
    Matthew Jordan March 26, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    The police need the help from the public! They cannot police the entire island by themselves and they need some responsible, law abiding citizens to help them! Every time I see someone doing foolishness on the road there is never a police vehicle around to catch them in the act. I think legislation should be put in place to give some responsible citizens the authority to carry cameras anonymously attached to the front of their vehicle to obtain proof against the offenders and have them prosecuted. You would never know who saw you break the law and it can deter people from breaking the traffic laws! We can’t just sit back and talk, action is required!

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    • Lennox Hewitt
      Lennox Hewitt March 27, 2017 at 12:24 am

      Good idea but would it stand up n Court ?

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    • Matthew Jordan
      Matthew Jordan March 27, 2017 at 12:26 am

      Not with the current laws. That’s why they need to put legislation in place first.

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    • Lennox Hewitt
      Lennox Hewitt March 27, 2017 at 12:31 am

      So u saying we behind time den ?

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    • Lennox Hewitt
      Lennox Hewitt March 27, 2017 at 12:36 am

      Lot of we laws want updating

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    • Lennox Hewitt
      Lennox Hewitt March 27, 2017 at 12:41 am

      Just drawing a referance using me how if i break in someplace get me on cctv i get lock up but other cases would say cameras cannot use n court ?

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    • Olutoye Walrond
      Olutoye Walrond March 27, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Do you need legislation to have a camera on your car?

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    • hcalndre March 28, 2017 at 5:52 am

      Sir, I can understand you want to help but that idea I don`t want to say its stupid, private citizens having a camera mounted on their vehicle to catch offenders maybe used for other purposes and the very police already has a problem with people using their cell phones, they police can`t be every place so do like what is done in other countries and that is to install cameras.

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  21. Rose March 26, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    JUST SLOW DOWN…..YA MUDDA DYING???? IF SHE DYING U WANT TO KILL SOMEBODY ON DE WAY TO SEE SHE DEAD??? AH MEAN….EVEN IF U TINK DE ROAD CLEAR AND U COULDA FLY…..SOMETING COULD COME FROM NOWHERE AND UPSIDE DOWN U GONE……JUST TAKE YA TIME PEOPLE..,BETTA TO B LATE THAN LOST IN A LIK DOWN ACCIDENT.

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  22. Mhizzeyejoyful Reece
    Mhizzeyejoyful Reece March 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    RIP

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  23. Tanya Edwards March 26, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    R I P Sergeant Bridgeman

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  24. sophia bostic March 26, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Rest in peace my brother

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  25. Sherrie Boyce
    Sherrie Boyce March 26, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory

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  26. Sandra Mayers
    Sandra Mayers March 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    So sad…RIP Bridgeman

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  27. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt March 27, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Now for causing accidents through reckless driving he should be made to support his family n kids through to university and all bills i mean all .

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  28. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt March 27, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Cannot catch myself this one is too rough cut. Cannot come to grips with this one. A family man a law abiding person cut down in the prime of his life through ignorance. Painful.

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  29. Juliet weekes March 27, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Good man gone too soon r i p my friend

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  30. Susan Clarke
    Susan Clarke March 27, 2017 at 4:41 am

    Rest in peace mister condolences to your family.remember you as such a nice person.

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  31. Tony Webster March 27, 2017 at 5:34 am

    A vehicle is just as lethal weapon, as a gun- when misused, or used carelessly. It can kill you, your kids, and other loved ones in your “care”…or someone else’s loved ones. Killing yourself isn’t really that bad…as that way, you won’t have to live with your conscience, for the rest of your life.

    I regret to borrow that obnoxious excuse from the U.S.A’.s infamous N.R.A. (National Rifle Association), but cars , buses and trucks don’t kill people…idiot drivers do.

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  32. Matie Siew
    Matie Siew March 27, 2017 at 5:58 am

    Rip there is no need for speed

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  33. Tony March 27, 2017 at 9:21 am

    My condolences to family and colleagues.
    When will the madness on our roads stop.

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  34. Phil March 27, 2017 at 11:20 am

    This is what happens when “privileged” young men, who are given expensive toys too early in life, with no controls, concepts of hard work, respect for others and stupid ass parents who think they are doing these spoiled brats a favor, are let loose on society. An innocent hard working man’s life is lost due to stupid and ignorant. He charged be charged with per-meditated murder and when convicted , given 25 years. if correct, the other idiots that were racing with him, should also be charged as accessories to the fact, and given at least 2 years in jail. Then, maybe then, society may get some relief from these high testosterone, educated fools. R.I.P my brother, may your family have many blessings after this.
    It is time vehicular deaths such as this are treated as murders. There is no difference between a high powered car in the hands of a fool and a gun in the hands of a criminal.

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  35. Barbara Barker
    Barbara Barker March 27, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Condolences to the family of Sergeant Clifford Sherlock Bridgeman and prayers for the remaining survivors.

    Now seriously, “Murray was taken to the QEH by private vehicle complaining for chest pains. He was treated and discharged, and is currently assisting police with their investigations into the matter.” Does this mean he is in custody? Or, are they conversing with him over the phone?

    In the states, Murray would not have been allowed to leave the scene of a fatal accident via private vehicle but rather handcuffed in an ambulance. While at the hospital he would have been handcuffed and after discharge, taken to jail. He would then have to seek an attorney to see if he qualified for bail.

    One accident is one too many and it seems that the past horrific/fatal accidents have had little to no impact on the “road hogs” in Barbados. If you think you are such a hot driver and want to show-off whatever skills you may think you have, join a race club and keep your reckless driving off the regular roadways.

    Most Bajan drivers either do not know, understand or could care less about proper road etiquette, (do not tailgate, using your signals when switching lanes, speeding recklessly and dashing in and out of lanes, endangering the lives of other motorists). Whenever I drive in Bim, I am constantly checking my rear and side mirrors because you have to be a defensive driver (driving for yourself, while being alert of the actions of the other drivers).

    Last, but by no means least, either change (if any exist) or implement some strict road laws that go along with stiff penalties for the law breakers. Suspend licenses, make law breaking drivers retake the driver’s test, impound vehicles. SOMETHING MUST CHANGE! How many more people have to lose their lives needlessly before those in authority step into action? Does your you child, wife, mother or father have to be the next road fatality?

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    • hcalndre March 28, 2017 at 6:26 am

      @B. Barker; years ago people went to jail for vehicular homicide, I knew of some one that was jailed for causing the death of a city character, this case may take about 5 years to be heard but being a cop it may have priority.

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  36. Barbara Barker March 27, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Condolences to the family of Sergeant Clifford Sherlock Bridgeman and prayers for the remaining survivors.

    Now seriously, “Murray was taken to the QEH by private vehicle complaining for chest pains. He was treated and discharged, and is currently assisting police with their investigations into the matter.” Does this mean he is in custody? Or, are they conversing with him over the phone?

    In the states, Murray would not have been allowed to leave the scene of a fatal accident via private vehicle but rather handcuffed in an ambulance. While at the hospital he would have been handcuffed and after discharge, taken to jail. He would then have to seek an attorney to see if he qualified for bail.

    One accident is one too many and it seems that the past horrific/fatal accidents have had little to no impact on the “road hogs” in Barbados. If you think you are such a hot driver and want to show-off whatever skills you may think you have, join a race club and keep your reckless driving off the regular roadways.

    Most Bajan drivers either do not know, understand or could care less about proper road etiquette, (do not tailgate, using your signals when switching lanes, speeding recklessly and dashing in and out of lanes, endangering the lives of other motorists). Whenever I drive in Bim, I am constantly checking my rear and side mirrors because you have to be a defensive driver (driving for yourself, while being alert of the actions of the other drivers).

    Last, but by no means least, either change (if any exist) or implement some strict road laws that go along with stiff penalties for the law breakers. Suspend licenses, make law breaking drivers retake the driver’s test, impound vehicles. SOMETHING MUST CHANGE! How many more people have to lose their lives needlessly before those in authority step into action? Does your you child, wife, mother or father have to be the next road fatality?

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  37. Dexter March 27, 2017 at 11:59 am

    First to begin with….we are not in the states,
    Question….did he leave home to do that?????????

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    • Phil March 27, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      @ Dexter>>>>>From your comment, one can assume that you are daft or i would rather believe, plain ignorant of the law as it relates to responsibility. He didn’t leave home to do that, but he certainly made a conscious decision to drive at excessive speed, and if the reports are correct, overtook three cars, thereby causing this accident. So no he didn’t leave home to do that, but his stupid and reckless decision and actions placed others in danger and took an innocent life. Now what do you propose should be done to him and others like him that do similarly?

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  38. fedup with stupid questions March 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Barbara Barker..in Barbados when one is assisting with an investigation he or she is usually in custody..so don’t go there talking bout “or on the phone” ok? Hope you are not among those who managed to emigrate and now know a lot of NOTHING. Steupse..’or on the phone’.

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  39. Jessie Sampson
    Jessie Sampson March 27, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    RIP GONE TO SOON

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  40. jrsmith March 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    My blame is directed to the politicians, especially the person who call themselve’s the minister for transport , over the years people are dying and nothing has being tried to stop the madness ..
    The road infrastructure in barbados is bad with no management, most countries around the world is using cheap technology , which isnt being tried in Barbados …
    Speed cameras,
    Led cats eyes,
    Proper road signage and markings .
    Road humps .
    Vehicle spot checks….

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