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Drivers named in this morning’s accident


Drivers named in this morning’s accident

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a mass casualty that occurred sometime around 1:10 a.m. today at Dodds, St Philip.

Involved were a van driven by 48-year-old Kenneth Ashby of Water Street, Christ Church and a vehicle driven 29-year-old American visitor Keisha Fox, staying at Eagle Hall, St Michael.

Preliminary investigations suggest that both vehicles were travelling in opposing directions when they became involved in a collision.

Each vehicle was carrying the drivers and four passengers. All ten people complained of various injuries. Seven people were transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where two were said to be in serious condition. One person had suspected fractures to the extremities while the other patient had neck and chest pains; the other five suffered minor injuries.

Three people were treated and discharged at the scene. Both vehicles were extensively damaged.

• Five medical doctors, one nurse, one paramedic and an ambulance officer responded from the QEH

• A total of five ambulances attended the scene; four from the Ambulance Service and one from the Barbados Defence Force.

• Two fire tenders and eight personnel responded to the scene.

• Three personnel from Barbados Defence Force comprised of one driver and two privates. (PR)