MINIBUS FLIPS OVER AT MULLINS, ST PETER: WHEN WILL LICENCES BE REVOKED?

A mass casualty call out was instituted when a minibus driven by Wendell Piyotte, Upper Mount Standfast, St. James, overturned onto its right side, damaging the gate to a nearby property. Initial investigations revealed that just after 4:00 pm the bus was going in the direction of Holetown, when the driver lost control.

Eighteen (18) passengers complained of various types of injuries. Seven (7) of the most serious were transported to the QEH by ambulances, five (5) of those were categorized as 'critical'. All were assessed on the spot by a team of 7 doctors from the QEH, led by Dr. Thani. The remaining passengers were transported by bus to the QEH. The driver of the minibus was one of the 5 deemed critical. A 17 month old baby and 3 year old child were among the injured.

Eighteen (18) passengers complained of various types of injuries. Seven (7) of the most serious were transported to the QEH by ambulances, five (5) of those were categorized as ‘critical‘. All were assessed on the spot by a team of 7 doctors from the QEH, led by Dr. Thani. The remaining passengers were transported by bus to the QEH. The driver of the minibus was one of the 5 deemed critical. A 17 month old baby and 3 year old child were among the injured.

Other agencies to respond were:

  • The Ambulance service (2 ambulances), which was supported by 4 from private ambulance companies and 1 from the Barbados Defence Force (BDF);
  • Barbados Defence Force
  • Department of Emergency Management
  • Barbados Fire Service
  • Roving Response team
Investigations by the RBPF are continuing.

Investigations by the RBPF are continuing.

  • David Welch – Insp.

P.R.O

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