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Police concern over accidents

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Police concern over accidents

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SEVERAL ACCIDENTS occurred on Barbados’ roads yesterday, keeping Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) personnel busy throughout the day.
During the Morning Traffic Report on VOB 92.9 FM, personnel from the RBPF’s Operations Control reported 11 accidents during the morning and urged road users to exercise extreme care.
In an accident, which occurred after 9 a.m. about halfway between the Henry Forde Roundabout and the Deighton Griffith School, 52-year-old Terry Clarke of Inchscape, Christ Church, and 50-year-old Herbert Cumberbatch of Rendezvous in the same parish suffered various injuries.
Both vehicles were extensively damaged, with Clarke and his wife Virginia waiting for over 25 minutes in their wrecked vehicle for the arrival of ambulance personnel.
Virginia was driving a Ford Focus car, which was heading towards The City. The Clarkes’ children, Regina and Division 1 cricketer Marquez, were at the accident scene.
The driver of the other vehicle, 39-year-old Wendell Alkins, appeared unhurt, but Cumberbatch, who was travelling in the tray of a Nissan van, complained of neck and back pains.  
Meanwhile, reports indicate that along Husbands Road, St Michael, two cars were damaged in a collision and over at Bush Hall, St Michael, a truck and car were involved in an accident, with the car being extensively damaged.
Police Inspector David Welch told the Daily Nation: “We are concerned about the number of accidents that are occurring on our roads. In the south alone a total of six accidents were reported yesterday and the Royal Barbados Police Force is appealing to all road users to cooperate with other road users and practise defensive driving on our island’s roads.”
Up to Press time, Welch could not confirm the number of accidents that occurred yesterday on the roads. (KB/RL)