The incident, according to information which has reached MiyVue.com, took place sometime after 6:00 p.m.
Sergeant James Hazel, Head of the Traffic Department in Nevis, told this media house that vehicle P6416, which was being driven by Mr. Liburd, was travelling along the Island’s Main Road towards Long Point when control of the vehicle was lost, which resulted in it flipping and colliding with a bridge.
The Sergeant further explained that at the time of the incident, there were two other occupants of the vehicle: Mr. Mckinnon Claxton of Bath Village – who drove in the front passenger seat – and a child, Imani Lawrence – who was travelling in the back seat.
Members of the Emergency Medical Services, Traffic Department, Fire and Rescue Services were summoned to the scene, along with civilians and a rescue effort began in an attempt to dislodge those who were trapped in the vehicle.
MiyVue.com understands that all three occupants of the vehicle were rushed to the Alexandra Hospital, with Liburd succumbing to his injuries after he arrived there.
Mr. Claxton, this media house understands, is suffering from a broken left foot while the child, – who is said to be in critical condition – sustained multiple fractures to her head. The vehicle was extensively damaged.
While investigations into the incident are ongoing, Sergeant Hazel reminded that “Drivers have to take their time on the road. Drive within the speed limit and be observant and be courteous one to another. Persons should also be very cautious and observant when using the roads.”
This is the first road fatality to have been recorded in the Federation for the year, 2011.