Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Fatal freak accident at Fish Market in Oistins under investigation

One woman died after being involved in an accident on the premises on the Berinda Cox Fish Market where she worked.

Police identified the deceased as 74-year-old Rita Hunte of Upper Carter's Gap in Christ Church.

On Wednesday (June 24) about 3.50 pm, police at the Oistins Police Station responded to a report of a freak accident involving a car and two pedestrians on the compound of the Fish Market in Oistins, Christ Church. On arrival, police met with ambulance personnel who were already at the scene. 

According to Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss, a car driven by a 54-year-old man was parked on the northern side of the parking lot. The driver was about to drive off when for some reason still under investigation the vehicle accelerated across the lot striking another vehicle before it mounted the sidewalk and collided with two elderly females who were sitting under a wooden structure where the fish vendors ply their trade. Hunte, who was one of the women seated under the structure, was pinned onto a wooden post in the accident. 

She was transported by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) with severe injuries, compound fractures to both feet and injuries to her lower torso. She died whilst at the QEH.

The second woman, a 63-year-old Dorothy Hall complained of injuries to her right foot and was taken away by ambulance to QEH as well.

Police are carrying out investigations.

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