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UPDATED: Road fatality in St John

Emergency personnel on the scene in Lemon Arbor, St John. (Picture by Lennox Devonish) A mini bus overturned in Windsor, St George tonight. (Picture by Nigel Browne)

Sat, February 08, 2014 - 10:05 PM

A MAN IS CONFIRMED dead and several people injured after two accidents this evening.

The driver of a car, which was involved in an accident with a Transport Board bus at Lemon Arbor, St John, died at the scene.

Scores of onlookers rushed to the scene where the man’s body was trapped in the wreckage of the car. His identity remains unknown at this time.

According to a release from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), 29 people were reported injured but only seven – including two critically injured – had to be transported to the hospital by ambulances.

The second accident occurred at Windsor, St George at approximately 6:30 p.m. where a mini bus overturned.

According to the release: “at 9:03 p.m. the report from the scene listed a total of 25 persons injured with one critically injured, four severely injured but stable and 11 treated and discharged from the scene of the accident”.

The remaining nine passengers with minor injuries were transported to the QEH via a Transport Board bus.

A team of personnel from the Accident & Emergency Department of the QEH responded to both mass casualty events. The Barbados Defence Force ambulance service was also at the scene in St John.

Louise Bobb, acting chief executive officer and head of the Incident Command at the QEH, said that the institution’s pre-hospital and emergency medical systems were able to respond successfully.

She urged the members of the public to exercise care and attention on the roads. (PR/SAT)

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