Lucky driver walks away with minor injuries
A driver is counting his lucky stars, escaping with minor bruises, after his vehicle flipped on the Ronald Mapp Highway in the wee hours of today.
Mario Gibbons, 30, who lives in New York but is on a visit to the island, left his mother Gale Gibbons’ home in Kingsland Terrace, Christ Church after 9 p.m. on Wednesday saying he “was going out”.
Gale got an early wake-up call that he was involved in an accident on the Bakers, St Peter, section of the Ronald Mapp Highway just after 2 a.m. Reports indicated the car ran off the road and struck and embankment, causing it to flip.
Around 6:30 a.m. a worried Gale, who was on the scene surveying the badly damaged car, did not know his whereabouts or condition.
However, she subsequently found out that Mario, who was not alone in the vehicle, which appeared to be travelling in a northern direction, was safe and staying at a friend in St Peter.
“He said he was good and only had a little bruise. I told him to still go the doctor and get a check,” the relieved mother added. (BW)