Monday 16 September, 2019

Two accidents in one roundabout after police issue another appeal

Police were on the scene of one rear-end collision and less than 50 yards away another accident happened moments later, both in the D’Arcy Scott roundabout, this afternoon.

The drivers involved in the second accident patiently waited for the police and insurance personnel to respond to their incident, while the authorities spoke to the drivers and passengers in the first accident.

Do you find the D'Arcy Scott roundabout in Warrens difficult to navigate/use?

Yes
57%
No
23%
Sometimes
19%

The accidents happened sometime after 2:00 pm in the Warrens area, metres apart and minutes apart. 

The first accident was a minor rear-end collision between a motor van and car by the entrance to the roundabout from the ABC Highway artery and the authorities were attending to it when another two-vehicle collision involving a car and motor van happened just before the exit to Simpson Motors from the D’Arcy Scott roundabout.

These two accidents came hours after this morning’s appeal from the Royal Barbados Police Force.

In today’s Loop Traffic Report, Constable David Alleyne once again told Loop:

"There are still a lot of accidents at roundabouts, especially at the D'Arcy Scott Roundabout in Warrens… One of the main problems is people making late decisions and causing rear-end collisions. 

"Added to this, persons are driving distracted - by cellphones especially."

Alleyne called for drivers to break bad driving habits and pay attention while behind the wheel of their vehicles on our roads.

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