Accident victim dies in hospital

shadiasimpson, shadiasimpson@nationnews.com

Added 10 November 2012

An early morning accident yesterday claimed the life of Rodney Weekes. It also resulted in 20 other people, including  18 schoolchildren, suffering injuries. Police public relations officer Inspector David Welch said that the accident occurred at Ashbury, St John, at 7:50 yesterday morning and involved a Barbados Transport Board bus driven by  Lionel Jones and a motor car driven by Weekes. Police said that Weekes, of Marley Vale, St Philip, suffered multiple head injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), where he died later in the afternoon. His passenger Michael Blackett, 57, a neighbour and friend for ten years, complained of pains  about the body. He, too, was taken to the QEH  by ambulance, the lawman reported. Blackett’s daughter Loketa said that her father and Weekes were on their way to St Thomas  to carry out construction work. Jones, 57, complained of injuries, and he and the 18 schoolchildren were treated at the scene by four medical doctors. The death was Barbados’ 24th road fatality  for the year. (LK)

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