Accident with injuries at Cane Garden

Police are investigating an accident with injuries which occurred at Cane Garden Road, St. Thomas about 08:00 this morning. A mass casualty call out was instituted, where 27 persons complained of injuries.

The accident involved a motor omnibus belonging to the Transport Board and driven by Seymour Harrison, 34 years old; while the Garbage truck belonging to Garbage Management Inc., was driven by Courtney Bishop of Spooners Hill, St. Michael who complained of injuries to his legs neck and hands. His passenger Alvin Payne 51 years of Bank Hall, St. Michael received head injuries. They were both transported to the QEH by ambulances. The omnibus carried 70 school children of the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School; 25 of these students complained of soft tissue injuries.

{PERSONAL FILE IMAGE} A medical team responded from the QEH led by Dr. David Byer, who was assisted by 3 paramedics. Assessments were conducted on the spot and some of the injured were transported to Warrens Polyclinic for further treatment by way of an omnibus provided by the Transport Board, and others were treated and discharged.

{PERSONAL FILE IMAGE} A medical team responded from the QEH led by Dr. David Byer, who was assisted by 3 paramedics. Assessments were conducted on the spot and some of the injured were transported to Warrens Polyclinic for further treatment by way of an omnibus provided by the Transport Board, and others were treated and discharged.

Other (members of) organizations that responded to the scene were:
• The Barbados Fire Service – 1 Divisional Officer and 10 other personnel;
• Department of Emergency Management;
• Ministry of Transport
• Officials of the Transport Board.
• Officials of the Grantley Adams School.

  • David Welch; Insp.

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