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.