Road trip ends in disaster

Photo Karen Nero

A road trip with several minivans heading to the Windward side of the island on Saturday afternoon ended in disaster. This as one of the vans struck a utility pole in Diamond.

The accident which occurred in the vicinity of the Diamond Estate saw a blue Toyota hitting a utility pole breaking it in two.

Following such hit, the minivan went over an embankment and landed in an open field.

The damage to the utility pole left a number communities nearby out of electricity for up to 15 minutes in some places.

It was reported to News784 that no one died in the accident. This, however, is yet to be confirmed.” We were told that a number of the occupants sustained injuries.

 Update 

Police told News784 that a number of students were taken to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital with injuries.

10 Comments

  1. Road trip with careless drivers who only care about the appearance of their buses not even the children lives. The schools need to look into this seriously and do something about it. The children are our future take care of them.

  2. It is clearly known that a high percentage of these youths are irresponsible risk lovers. Having been a passenger once in a van full of college students from villa to Kingstown, I learned to avoid all van packed with students because the drivers are seeking to impress and are just as irresponsible, not recognizing the value of life. When risk are taken such as overtaking near a corner the students scream with excitement, so no surprise there at all.

  3. This thing is not about children alone so gwarn kool…And u all need to stop blame drivers accidents do happen an vehicles do fail they are all machines…So ppl pls don’t b biass about talk and hear say,find out things yourself then talk social media to like these days…..

  4. This thing is not about children alone so gwarn kool…And u all need to stop blame drivers accidents do happen an vehicles do fail they are all machines…So ppl pls don’t b biass about talk and hear say,find out things yourself then talk social media to lie these days…..

  5. I believe that the onus is on the Government to set various
    Speed Limit Signs , and the Traffic Policemen to strictly enforce those Laws .

    Obviously I expect those who break the Speed Limit Laws to
    pay a heavy fine , so that these accidents will be decreased . Perhaps what is needed is a Traffic Court to deal with these Cases .

    So I have previously stated in this Forum the necessity of
    having a Court dealing exclusively with Gun related Crimes . I am now adding to that a Traffic Court .

    • I believe that the onus is on the Government to set various
      Speed Limit Signs , and the Traffic Policemen to strictly enforce those Laws .

      Obviously I expect those who break the Speed Limit Laws to
      pay a heavy fine , so that these accidents will be decreased . Perhaps what is needed is a Traffic Court to deal with these Cases .

      So I have previously stated in this Forum the necessity of
      having a Court dealing exclusively with Gun related Crimes . I am now adding to that a Traffic Court .

      BTW, Persons not wearing Seat belts when seat belts are available must also be fined ; because they more often than not are using the facilities at the Hospitals , including Bandages etc . When if they used their Safety belts they more often than not would be unscathed .

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