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Investigations to continue into accident with RAMS pickup

This comes after an accident that occurred mid last week involving a vehicle owned by a leading retail and wholesale company and a vehicle owned by a private citizen in Basseterre. The collision left five people seeking medical attention at the Joseph N France General Hospital in Basseterre.

The admonition is also coming after recent court cases that saw a number of drivers either being cautioned or fined for various offences.

It was at approximately 11:00am on Wednesday 5th February when motor jeep PA 6537, which is owned and was driven by Mary Johnson of Bird Rock, and motor pickup PA 2596, owned by Rams LTD and driven by Nigel Matthew of Saddlers, were involved in the accident.

The incident is said to have occurred along Johnson Long Path. Both drivers were amongst those receiving medical attention. Others with injury were Erika Fagel, Dwight Henry of Half Way Tree and T. Jaun Gumbs of Dieppe Bay.

The investigation into this matter is continuing, said a police statement.

They have also indicated that in recent days court convictions have been handed down to at least 10 persons for careless driving, while another for interrupting the flow of traffic.

While some were cautioned others were fined between $250 and $400 or in default jail sentences would be imposed.

It was only on Saturday 1st February that the country recorded its first road fatality for 2014, when motor cyclist Julius Manners lost control of his bike, hitting a nearby building, and dying on the spot at Market Shop,Gingerland, Nevis. He was a resident of the nearby district of Hicksman Village, also in Gingerland.

 

 

 

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