UPDATE: 2nd road fatality for 2018

Barbados has recorded its second road fatality for the year.

Dead is 35-year-old Alberto Fabrisco Samuel of Green Hill, St Michael, and formerly of Indian Ground, St Peter.

The late Alberto Fabrisco Samuel.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Samuel was the front seat passenger in a motor car being driven by 19-year-old Sara Gibson of Dodds Land, St Philip.

While travelling along Belle Gully Road, St Michael around 4 a.m. today, Gibson lost control of the vehicle and collided with a guard wall.

Samuel died at the scene while Gibson was transported to the QEH by ambulance. She suffered a broken left leg and complained of pain to her chest.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this accident or can provide any information to assist in their investigations to contact the District ‘A’ Police station at telephone 430-7242 or 430-7246.

22 Responses to UPDATE: 2nd road fatality for 2018

  1. Ashanda Coward
    Ashanda Coward January 20, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Wow condolences to the family may she cover quickly in Jesus name.

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  2. Mack January 20, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Condolences to the family. People need to listen to Charmain Roland Bowen, Larry Mayres and Sgt Johnson of the RBPF.

    Day after day these people are preaching. Don’t drink and drive. No one is listening.

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  3. Alex Alleyne January 20, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    19 years old female driving at 4 o’clock in the morning accompanied by a 35 year old male.
    What can I read from this ?.

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  4. Mack January 20, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Guns and alcohol are taking our young people.

    Things that they Love. We need to do better.

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  5. Bigman January 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Y the assumption alcohol was involed?

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  6. Helicopter(8P) January 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    All omni and mini busses in Barbados should be fully equipped with 2 hand held fire extinguishers of code “D” performance!

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  7. El Hadadi January 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    @ mack. How do u know that alcohol was involved? @ Alex Alleyne what can u deduce??

    I am so looking forward to hearing ur responses because as a people we need to stop jumping to conclusions

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  8. Helicopter(8P) January 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Correction to contribution ( wrong topic). My condolances are extended to the family and friends of Mr Samuel.

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  9. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury January 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Georgia Boxill

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  10. jrsmith January 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Losing control of vehicles seems to be the order of the day in Barbados , single vehicle accident , speeding , being drunk use of cell phone, bad driving , unroadworthy vehicle , Barbados bad roads what ever else may have caused this accident ……………. When this madness is ever going to stop………

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  11. Tony Waterman January 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    @Mack!!!!You said:-Day after day these people are preaching. Don’t drink and drive. No one is listening.
    How do you know that it was caused by Drinking and Driving ???

    @Alex Alleyne!!! You Said and Asked:-19 years old female driving at 4 o’clock in the morning accompanied by a 35 year old male.
    What can I read from this ?.
    And the Answer is!! anything your DIRTY Mind can think of.

    @Helicopter(8P)!!!! Wrong or not, that is Part of The Motor Vehicle & Road Traffic Act of Barbados, but like ALL other things “ENFORCEMENT” is NOT part of the Barbadian way.

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  12. jammin January 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    well tony waterman took the words out of my mouth……may i add they are “prized johnnies” too

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  13. straight talk January 20, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    19 years old 4 o’clock in the morning is that her dad? and who would give a 19 year old a car to be on the road at 4 o’clock in the morning and to be out with whom? most of the vehicles that were involve fatal accidents last were driven by young people.

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    • Belfast January 20, 2018 at 11:44 pm

      A 19-year-old should not be driving a car at 4 in the morning, but we have no qualms in such a person voting in a general election, or if the need arises, taking up arms to represent Barbados.
      But you are not alone, the Scientists are now telling us that Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24 years, rather than the previous 10 to 19 years.

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  14. Brainiac January 20, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Her age and his age has nothing to do with it. The legal driving age in Barbados is 16 tho. It makes me sick to my stomach to think that a man lost his life and people actually taking time out of their busy day to make these incensitive comments. Rather than be malicious, let’s try being sympathetic. He has a family and friends who are now left to mourn his passing. To the family and friends of this young man, my deepest, heartfelt sympathy. May God be with you all at this time. I also pray that the young lady recovers soon.

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  15. fedup January 20, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    r.i.p. we gine soon got tuh hypnotize people dat survive fuh dem tuh talk… but den again yuh doan know when yuh fall asleep..

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  16. Rev. Winston Jones January 20, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Its sad to read of the death of this young man. I extend condolences to his family and offer prayers for the physical and emotional healing for this young lady. I remember almost crashing my mother’s car at 17 years old. Inexperience was the reason. No alcohol, no nothing – plain inexperience. At 4:00 am she may have been “trying to get home.” I have been on the road in the wee hours of the morning and was overtaken by vehicles speeding to get home. I have learnt that is dangerous because if the driver should succumb to sleep and is speeding, a crash is devastating. If the driver is going slower, theoretically, the chances of surviving a crash is greatly enhanced.

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  17. Belfast January 20, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    I was involved in vehicle accident investigations for many many years, and one thing that I have learned and practised is never to jump to conclusions.

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  18. Seless Semore January 21, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Are some of you really serious with these comments. Passing judgement and don’t know the facts as yet. Some of you need to sit and think before putting up some of this crap.

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  19. Mackar January 21, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    The evidence speaks for itself!! Stop this denial, it is not doing any one any good.

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  20. nanci January 21, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    the majority of people in barbados cannot drive, the roads are too narrow, but they want to go around a curve on the same speed, and dont take precocious measures. I watch people on the roundabout and those who should give the right of way, fail to do so. Learn to drive and slow down, you not on a highway or the freeway.

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  21. nanci January 21, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    didnt a woman got killed on a guardrail on the same my lords hill? learn to slow down around a corner, you cant go on the same speed, and then innocent people getting killed because of inexperience drivers, who not paying attention to their driving. I pray for all the motorcyclists and bicycle people who have to be on the roads with these bad drivers. If the roads are wet, going around a corner is also dangerous.

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