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UPDATE: Driver dies following Pilgrim Road accident


UPDATE: Driver dies following Pilgrim Road accident
Emergency personnel at Pilgrim Road, Christ Church, August 6, 2021. (Picture by Jameel Springer)

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The driver of a pick-up died following a collision with a minibus along Pilgrim Road, Christ Church, today.

Police officers and emergency personnel responded to the accident, which reportedly occurred around 10:45 a.m.

“It involved two vehicles a white . . . pickup owned by the Ministry of Health, which was travelling in the direction of Oistins, [Christ Church] and a . . .  minibus which was travelling in the opposite direction. They collided head on.

“The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead on the spot,” according to a statement from police.

Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic, who was at the scene, expressed condolences to the family and colleagues of the victim, whose name has not yet been released.

The driver of the minibus complained of injuries to the feet and chest pains. He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) for medical attention. Police said ten passengers in the minibus complained of various injuries – two were taken to the QEH. One passenger was transported to the Randall Phillips Polyclinic in Oistins and the remaining seven were discharged, seeking private medical attention.

Five ambulances responded to the scene, along with two doctors.

Two fire tenders also responded.

While speaking at the scene, police public relations officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss said the accident today brings the number of road fatalities to 11 from ten accidents.

Police investigations are ongoing.