Sunday 23 February, 2020

UPDATE: Jaws of Life used in St George rescue

UPDATE: Jaws of Life used in St George rescue

Acting Public Relations Officer with the Royal Barbados Police Force, Sergeant Michael Blackman, provided an update on the accident which left four persons injured.

He explained that two minors were in one of the vehicles involved in the crash: 

"Accident with injuries occurred about 8:00 am on Sunday, December 23rd along Stepney Road, near Watts Village, St George. 

"Involved were motorcar 'XC 301' driven by Merlene Chase, 69 years of Durrants, Christ Church and motorcar 'X 604' driven by Lois Harvey-Reid, 77 years of Frederick Pilgrim, Christ Church. Lois Harvey-Reid was the lone occupant of the car she was driving, whilst Merlene Chase had two minor children with her."

Sergeant Blackman added that they were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) for treatment:

"Two fire tenders and five fire officers attended the scene and assisted used the Jaws of Life to rescue the injured. All four vehicle occupants complained of injuries to various parts of their bodies and were transported to the QEH by ambulance.

"Investigations are continuing."



ORIGINAL POST [12:29 pm]: Accident leaves several persons injured

Emergency personnel had to rush to the scene of an accident in St George this morning.

This after a two vehicular collision left a number of persons with injuries, with several of them being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) for treatment.

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While reports suggest that five persons were injured, with two children being among them, the Royal Barbados Police Force could not provide specific details at this time.

Police however confirmed the incident to Loop News and assured that an update will be forthcoming. 

This collision is among a range of recent incidents the Force is investigating with Christmas just a few days away, with a fatal accident claiming the life of a St Philip man just yesterday.

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