Police investigate Layou accident

Six people were injured in the accident

Investigations have commenced into a motor vehicle collision which occurred on the Edward Oliver Leblanc Highway in Layou on Friday 28th July 2017.

According to Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste the incident, which occurred at approximately 10:00 a.m,  has left 6 individuals nursing injuries.

Jno Baptiste said the collision involved Public Service vehicle registration number HF347 driven at the time by Wendell Lawrence, a male adult of St Joseph.

“According to initial police investigations the motor vehicle was traveling in a northerly direction when it ran off the road and collided with a coconut tree on the Hillsborough Estate at Layou,” he said.

Jno Baptiste said further that one female passenger who sustained serious injuries was transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) where she received medical attention and was admitted.

Jno Baptiste reported that the other injured parties were transported to the St Joseph Health Centre where they received medical attention before they were transferred to the PMH.

Investigations are ongoing.

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  1. Anonymous
    August 2, 2017

    Probably simply went too fast round the bend? That bend there is highly dangerous, people should slow down but the road there invites them to speed up ready for overtaking.

  2. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    August 1, 2017

    The police will investigate what caused him to have this accident. A breathalyzer test should be given.
    It should be mandatory that these public transportation have seat belts and passengers buckle up. This could avoid injuries or worst ones. You know with the impact if the driver and passengers are not wearing seat belts, they could go flying either in the bus or outside of it.

  3. dee
    August 1, 2017

    I hope nobody blaming de coconut tree as cause of the accident ein .
    De coconut tree never move , is de bus dat come to it ; as i know some Dominicans to say ” see what de tree do ein ”.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      August 1, 2017

      :lol: :lol: :lol: As sad as this situation is, your comment made me laugh.

  4. baron
    August 1, 2017

    Unless we stop using 20 sumting yr old buses as public transport we will see more of those,,everytime i hear a rental accident is a 20 yr old rav or hrv,,demtings hav no abs an modify everypart,

    • Anonymous
      August 2, 2017

      That is because the import duty on vehicles is too damn high and the same on spares causing people not to maintain their vehicles timely and to buy non-original parts and used tires. That high duty is negative for road safety. If you sell bagass is bagass you getting.

    • Roger Burnett
      August 2, 2017

      I agree, it is not only the age the vehicles but misguided modifications and poorly executed repairs.

      For example, I seldom see a bus that has not been fitted with over-width tires: a modification that puts greater strain and wear on the steering linkages.

      Granted, the state of our roads doesn’t help. The stretch at Antrim could be used by automobile manufacturers as a destructive test bed.

  5. pashy coco
    August 1, 2017

    Look how quick they publish the driver’s name and license plate number! U C DAT?

  6. pashy coco
    August 1, 2017

    EO Leblanc was a LOOGAWOO. :twisted:

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      August 1, 2017

      How could you make such a comment? Drivers must drive cautiously with roadworthy vehicles.

  7. Fairness for all
    August 1, 2017

    If you sit on any vehicle with a seat belt – wear it.

    • Anonymous
      August 4, 2017

      Don’t use a bus that does not have seat belts for all passengers. You can also get hurt by a passenger, whom is not secured. Our traffic police are not even a joke.

  8. pashy coco
    August 1, 2017

    It’s a “highway.”

  9. ALmighty God help
    August 1, 2017

    was he speeding,did he loose brakes???what happened.??

    • XTE
      August 1, 2017

      That’s why they are investigating. To find out.

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