The accident occurred in the vicinity of Palmetto Point, causing extended delays in the movement of vehicles into and out of Basseterre. Even Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas was caught in the long lines that at times, stretched for a half a mile in either direction.
The vehicles that were involved were ‘Scorpion’ (HA121), ‘Loyalty’ HA221 and ‘True & True’ (H129).
Trevor Mason driver of ‘Scorpion’ said, “I was travelling from Basseterre on the Island’s Main Road behind a Nissan Bus when a Pick-up ahead of the bus stopped suddenly, then the bus stopped suddenly, and I came to a sudden stop, and I heard tire marks behind me, then a ‘bang’ …the bus behind me Ha 221.” Mason revealed at the time that only one passenger was on his bus and escaped without any injury.
Jared Saunders driver of the bus named ‘Loyalty’ said, that while he was travelling towards Old Road, a bus made a sudden stop, “I tried to avoid hitting it, but the bus (scorpion) pulled over and I ran into its side.” At the time Saunders said that only one passenger was on board the vehicle and they escaped unharmed.
True and True driver Paul Huggins, stated that “While I was travelling going to Basseterre with 14 passengers, two buses were going in the opposite direction, when one pulled out of the lane, hitting me and caused me to run into the wall.” Huggins also added that a lady who was on the bus started complaining about a pain in her hip area and in her foot.
The passenger was taken to the JNF Hospital for medical attention.
The police are however continuing their investigations.