The incident, which occurred along the Island’s Main Road in the vicinity of Ross Nursing School, occurred at about 9:15 a.m.
Sergeant Amory of the Traffic Department told MiyVue.com that officers of that department received a report of an accident and immediately responded.
He said when the officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that the vehicles involved were: motor pickup PA2897 – owned by St. Kitts Masonry Products Ltd and driven by Antonio Viera of Half Way Tree; P3 – owned by the government of St. Christopher and Nevis and attached to the Office of the Prime Minister; PA3019 – owned and driven by former Minister of Health and Education, Rupert Herbert of Lamberts and P9168 owned and driven by Britney Rowe of Frigate Bay.
The circumstances of the incident, as explained by the Traffic Officer, are that PA2897, P3 and P3019 were travelling east, one behind the other, while P9168 was travelling in the opposite direction.
“PA2897 was travelling east and the driver indicated and stopped to turn into a road at Hummingbird Development. P3, which was travelling directly behind him, stopped after the obstruction was observed. P3019 was behind P3 collided with it and forced P3 onto PA2897. The impact of that also caused P3 to collide with P9128 which was travelling in the opposite direction.”
MiyVue.com understands that shortly after the incident occurred, the Prime Minister was whisked away from the scene.
Herbert’s vehicle along with the Government’s vehicle sustained considerable damage with the front bumper of P3 being removed during the impact.
According to Amory, three persons were travelling in P3, three in P3019, and one each in the other two vehicles when the incident occurred, none of which sustained injury.
He indicated that investigations into the incident are being made.