Twenty-one people injured in a mass casualty at Dukes, St Thomas

Twenty-one people were injured in a mass casualty resulting from a three-car smash up at Dukes Bottom, St Thomas around 3:15 p.m.

The accident involved a minibus carrying 18 passengers, driven by a 30-year-old man, a motor van driven by a 39-year-old man and a car driven by a 44-year-old woman.

The drivers of the car and motor van had to be freed from their vehicles by personnel from the Fire Department.

Five people have been listed as seriously injured and according to Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler, two have already been transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.


The mass casualty response included two fire tenders from the Barbados Fire Department, under the command of Divisional Officer Errol Gaskin and 13 Fire Officers, four doctors, and staff from the Accident & Emergency Department headed by Dr. Byer; three ambulances, two from the QEH, and one from the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), and personnel from the BDF.

Investigations are continuing.

18 Responses to Twenty-one people injured in a mass casualty at Dukes, St Thomas

  1. Ryvan Springer
    Ryvan Springer April 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Hope everyone is ok, but them roads too narrow, plus them reckless drivers ain’t no joke smh… They must learn to slow down, people lives are in their hands.

    • Pauline Lowe
      Pauline Lowe April 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      We don’t know what happened. I pass there and the road was wet and slippery

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva April 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      People drive on wet roads, ice roads, slushy roads etc. every day, it is not the conditions of the roads which causes accidents, it is the person behind the wheel.

    • Ryvan Springer
      Ryvan Springer April 13, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Maria Leclair Dasilva Amen that’s right. Luv your comment

    • Sazara Pewterschmidt
      Sazara Pewterschmidt April 13, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      Wanna cud really hush with this reckless driving thing tho wanna wasn’t there n that wasn’t the cause of this accident wanna too judgemental get ya facts n come again

      • hcalndre April 14, 2017 at 6:24 am

        @Sazara P. Accidents will occur but the condition of the vehicles tell me that either one or all were speeding and/or negligent driving was a factor, they are no more fender-benders in these vehicular accidents.

    • Ryvan Springer
      Ryvan Springer April 13, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Sazara Pewterschmidt it’s call an opinion.

  2. Kay Critchlow
    Kay Critchlow April 13, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    All them drivers need breathalysing at the scene . Hope all concerned are ok it’s Easter guys .

  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce April 13, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Barbados Grand Prix.

  4. North Point April 13, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    When will this carnage stop

  5. Zareena Nauth
    Zareena Nauth April 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Am so sorry i use to live up there

  6. Ah
    Ah'sila Kennedy Cambridge-Blackman April 13, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Looka my favourite paramedic Damion Flashout

  7. Lester April 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    God is awesome, my 10 yr old son was in this accident, I give God the glory that nothing serious is wrong with him my prayers goes out for those injured ,

  8. Elaine Vanhuis
    Elaine Vanhuis April 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Not surprising. How i see Barbadians driving on those little roads I am glad there are no more accidents.

  9. Cheryl Rollins April 13, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Lester, you should praise God for delivering him to safety.
    All of these accidents occurring is so sad. Something needs to be done to get drivers to slow down and pay greater attention to the road. Must we have a lot of people dying one time for that message to get through? Slow down people – and that is everybody, not only the PSV people.

  10. lana fletcher April 13, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Am so glad that my 10 yrs old nephew is ok after this accident,thank God for his protection.God is good!

  11. gsmiley April 13, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    great news lester lets hope
    the others are ok

  12. Kyle st.louis April 13, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Well a car can’t drive or less yu driving it
    D person behind d wheel is who control
    D car actions


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