DRIVER CHARGED – RE: SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT EAGLE HALL, ST. MICHAEL

Police arrested and charged Kelvin Hall 37 years of Airley Tenantry Road, Hinds Hill, St. Michael, for the below mentioned traffic offences in relation to the serious accident occurred about 5:20 am on Thursday January 9, 2014 on the junction at Eagle Hall, St. Michael, which resulted in the death of a passenger, George Anthony Blackman, 62 years of 7th Avenue, Harts Gap, Christ Church:

1. Dangerous driving;
2. Driving without due are and attention;
3. Driving without reasonable consideration; and
4. Failing to comply with traffic lights.

Hall was the driver of the minibus which collided with a Transport Board omnibus. The deceased was a passenger in the minibus at the time of the accident. Hall is expected to appear at the District A Magistrate Court on Friday 10th January 2014.

The other vehicle involved was a motor omnibus owned by the Transport Board, and driven by Tyrone King, 42 years of age.

The other vehicle involved was a motor omnibus owned by the Transport Board, and driven by Tyrone King, 42 years of age.

The body of the deceased was positively identified by family members at the scene.

Both vehicles collided at the junction.  A mass casualty call out was instituted.  A total of 33 persons complained of various injuries to head, chest and other parts of their bodies.  The initial assessments by doctors from the QEH led by Dr. David Byer were abrasions and lacerations injuries.  The most serious (15) were taken to the QEH by 6 ambulances, while the others were taken to the Branford Taitt Polyclinic by Transport Board buses.

Both vehicles collided at the junction. A mass casualty call out was instituted. A total of 33 persons complained of various injuries to head, chest and other parts of their bodies. The initial assessments by doctors from the QEH led by Dr. David Byer were abrasions and lacerations injuries. The most serious (15) were taken to the QEH by 6 ambulances, while the others were taken to the Branford Taitt Polyclinic by Transport Board buses.

Other agencies which attended the scene were the Barbados Fire Service, The Barbados Defence Force, the Disaster Emergency Management and the Roving Response Team.

  • David Welch – Insp.

RBPF’s P.R.O

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