Vehicle Collision On All Saints Road

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A vehicle collision on the All Saints main road has left two motorists nursing head injuries at Mount St John’s Medical Centre.

Both drivers were bleeding from their head injuries in profusion and had received assistance from passers-by at the wreckage.

The other motorists offering assistance had to apply pressure to the wound until the EMS came on the scene.

According to an eyewitness, the driver of the black Nissan Pathfinder was overtaking several cars, going from west to east on the All Saints road, when the driver of the pickup truck was at the front of the line.

The pickup truck turned right while the pathfinder was overtaking the vehicles behind resulting in a collision at the junction of Potters main road and All Saints road.

Both vehicles were then displaced into a ditch on the busy side of the thoroughfare.

Meanwhile, on Anchorage Main Road at least four people were rushed to Mount St John’s Medical Centre Thursday morning following another motor accident.

According to police reports, a white Mitsubishi Lancer was turning right on to McKinnon’s Road when a Honda CRV attempted to overtake.

The collision led both vehicles into a ditch on the roadside with the CRV landing on its roof.

The police department appeals to motorists to exercise caution when on the road.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Granted you should not overtake a long line of cars in such a way, but I do wonder if the reluctance to use turn signals contributed to either crash.
    Hitting the signal 2 seconds before performing the maneuver is not how to drive.

  2. Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! “No phenomena can be apprehended adequately without locating it first. A phenom must be studied and analyzed in relationship to psychological time and space. It must always be located. This is the only way to investigate the complex interrelationships of science and art, design and execution, creation and maintenance, generation and tradition, (Vehicles and road users.)” – Dr. Molefi Asante!

    And the Road Carnage and Destruction continues unabated! Where is Mi Gud Fren Dessalines to engage in Community Road Safety! In this the International Decade for People of African Descent 2015 -2024, where is the Capacity on this SIDS to lead the charge! This is not a 240 character commentary! “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.” ― Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth!

    Robust actions in terms of Education, Engineering and Enforcement are needed! This is a major Public Health issue on the Rock! This requires a Vision, Mission and Strategy, representing a collaborative collective, cohesive and all encompassing commitment to address the age old poorly engineered and built roads, traffic and bad driver behaviours which have led to constant and perennial high levels of accidents and casualties on Antigua Roads! Gnashing of Teeth and Wringing of Hands will accomplish nothing in this Time and Space! JFII will not say like Fanon that “…There are too many idiots in this world. And having said it, I have the burden of proving it.”! Data Analytics may confirm Fanon’s observation!

    Clearly GoAB, either has seen the need or its International Partners have brought to bear a focus on Road Safety which Public Works will be leading! The Antigua and Barbuda Road Safety Group has struggled for decades with developing a culture of road safety among the road-using public! Let’s give praise and thanks that this new initiative will show that there is no room for complacency and that Road Safety is still a major concern for the people of Antigua and Barbuda!

    The Ministry of Public Health and the Environment ought not to cede the initiative entirely to Public Works! Public Education of the Road Users should lead to reduced fatalities and serious injuries resultant in benefits for public health policy objectives, as well as reduced demands on the emergency services! A safer road environment will encourage more road users to walk and cycle especially in overcrowded St. John’s and Village communities, thus improving their well being, reducing congestion and improving the environment! Better driving will reduce fuel costs and transport related emissions which will benefit everyone, especially those involved in the bus and taxi services!

    “Everything can be explained to the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand.” ― Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth! Road safety is a shared responsibility and it has to be based on co-operation and co-ordination by all Ministries, state owned enterprises, the public and the private/business sector, working together at every level — national, and community — to develop effective and innovative road safety initiatives and interventions! It is also the responsibility of every road user to ensure their own personal safety (Why do Antiguans and Barbudans ignore the use of seat belts with which all vehicles are equipped) on the roads and to make a contribution to the safety of others through responsible road use!

    There will no short cuts to Road Safety! The challenge now is create, educate, implement and enforce a road safety regime that is viewed and managed by the People of Antigua and Barbuda! We must aim for an educated acceptance of shared responsibilities and accountability between system designers and road users! We must be relentless in the development of innovative interventions and new partnerships necessary to achieve ambitious long term targets! Our Methodology must engage the imaginative structure of a system of engineering, technology, economics, public health, ministries, policy of government, Laws, expression of cultural form in the attitude, direction, and language of Road Safety, be it text, institution, personality, interaction, or event. (Asante)!

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