Ten injured in four-vehicle smash up at Rockley

 

Ten people reportedly suffered minor injuries following a four-vehicle smash up along Rockley Road, Christ Church on Friday afternoon.

The accident occurred around 4:45 p.m. just opposite Blue Orchid Hotel and involved a minibus, a route taxi and two cars.

The minibus was being driven by 32-year-old Bryan Gilkes, of Westmoreland, St James; the route taxi by 36-year-old Dwayne Elcock, of Factory Avenue, Pinelands, St Michael; and the cars by 26-year-old Tameisha Watson, of College Savanah, St John, and Hilda Ashby, of Graeme Hall, Christ Church.

 

The four drivers all complained of neck and back pains but opted to seek private medical attention, while six passengers aboard the route taxi were transported to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital,  also complaining of similar injuries.

Police investigations are continuing. (PR)

8 Responses to Ten injured in four-vehicle smash up at Rockley

  1. Sophia Lewis
    Sophia Lewis November 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    For those who say stop picking on route taxis and mini vans. See them in the picture. The brutes. I don’t care if a bee crossing the road caused the accident. My point is the two of these glorious ‘service providers’ are in the photo again. 10 injured…..a students arm severed. Minister of Transport need a cape to stop them. Tired of the nonsense

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  2. Gerald Matthews
    Gerald Matthews November 17, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    It is nice to see nothing has changed,.. I think all public transport drivers should be required to take a minimal 12 month course in driving safety and road etiquette before given a license to drive.

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  3. Jay Joe November 18, 2017 at 1:45 am

    It amaze me how people just go by what they see in the media, I guess this was a marketing strategy by the editor to chose this photo to capture the reader’s eye. I for one choose which ZR to travel on if I have to take one. But please before one offer their opinion on what happened they should get the facts first. Not all accidents are the cause of a PSV that there are in. Some of them in most cases were trying to avoid a more serious accident due to ignorance of those driving private cars that have this strange idea that “ALL” PSV drivers are wrong.

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  4. hcalndre November 18, 2017 at 7:11 am

    I can`t say who is at fault here of the four, what I will say that if it`s either of the two route buses, his or her license should be automatically suspended for 1 year besides what ever the fines are. The speed limit in Barbados should be 25 mph period, the roads are too small and from point A to point B is less than 1 hour.

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  5. Lisa November 18, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Just yesterday eve on that same road a zr driver was stopping indiscriminately and in the middle of the road. Well, a mini bus driver couldn’t take it anymore and decided to overtake the 3 of us in front of him just to get in front of the zr. Well by the time he was passing us the line stated moving and he was stranded over on the right side with a transprt board approaching. Well you could imagine the scramble to get back in the line, in front of the zr mind you. Could not believe it. Then again , I can.

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  6. Sue Donym November 18, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Recently in Las Vegas a driverless bus was involved in an accident, so we could say “See, another PSV in an accident” but the collision was caused by the driver of the other vehicle.

    While the PSVs are more noticeable, few people will say that there is a need for retraining in skills and rules generally and a need for use of common sense across the board in road use. Even though we see reports of the other incidents, some part of us seems to excuse those as accidents, and move along. So, what SHOULD we do if more collisions involve and are caused by non-PSVs?

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  7. Belfast November 18, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Saw a ZR driver today with a beer bottle in his hand.

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  8. S Rayside November 19, 2017 at 6:59 am

    From what I see and read there needs to be stricter laws and consequences for drivers who drive without due care and attention. The police should be doing more and maybe a few lost licences of these bad drivers would make them think twice. That goes for all drivers. Bad driving causes death injuries that are life changing. Come on Barbados!!!! I hear from people here who won’t visit any more because the roads aren’t safe, they no longer feel safe in their holiday homes. They are going to other places in the world taking their money with them.

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