Barbados: The Pilgrim Road, Christ Church in Barbados witnessed an accident in which one individual has died, and ten others are injured. The accident took place nearby 10:45 am on Friday, August 6, 2021.
The Police spokesman Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss, while addressing the reporters on the accident place, stated that the deceased is a mature man and was the driver of one of the two vehicles involved.
The Acting Inspector Inniss further informed that a white Nissan Frontier pickup owned by the Ministry of Health was travelling in the direction of Oistins, and a Mitsubishi Fuso minibus was travelling in the – opposite direction when the two vehicles collided head-on.
Following the statement, he further revealed that the driver of the pickup was declared dead on the spot.
He further cited that the driver of the minibus complained of injuries to his feet and chest pains. He was immediately taken away to Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) for further medical attention.
Ten passengers in the minibus have complained of various injuries – two were taken to the QEH, while one was transported to the Randall Phillips Polyclinic at Oistins.
The Acting Inspector Inniss added that the remaining seven individuals were discharged as they decided to seek private medical attention.
Five ambulances returned to the scene along with two medical doctors as well as two fire tenders. The police is still investigating the accidents.
The Caribbean island has reported a total of eleven casualties from 10 accidents so far for this year.
The nonprofit National Safety Council has estimated in a report issued Thursday that 42,060 people lost their lives in vehicle crashes in the year of 2020, an 8 per cent increase over 2019 and the first jump in the previous four years worldwide.
Each year, around 1.35 million people are killed on roadways around the globe.