Three people hurt in early morning smash

| 20/10/2013

(CNS) Updated: Police have reported that three people were taken to hospital early Saturday morning following a major George Town crash involving two cars, including a man who was thrown from his car. The collision occurred about 2am on Shamrock Road near Rankin’s Jerk Chicken stand. A Honda Accord driven by an unaccompanied 25-year-old female travelling towards Bodden Town was hit by a Honda Stream driven by a 30-year-old male, who was travelling on the same road but in the opposite direction apparently at high speed. The driver of the Honda Stream seems to have swerved into the path of the Honda Accord and the right sides of both vehicles collided, causing extensive damages to the front ends of both vehicles.

As a result of the impact of both vehicles, the driver of the Honda Stream was ejected from the car onto the road about thirty yards away and the feet of his 37-year-old front-seat female passenger were trapped in the vehicle. Police, the Emergency Medical Team and the Fire Service personnel attended the scene and were able to cut the passenger free.

The driver of the Honda Accord sustained minor scratches to her arms and legs. She was transported to the George Town hospital by ambulance, where she was treated and discharged.

The driver of the Honda Stream sustained head injuries and his female passenger sustained leg and internal injuries. Both are at the George Town hospital, where the male driver remains in critical condition, while the woman has undergone surgery andis now in a stable condition.

The road was initially blocked to traffic in both directions, causing significant delays, but around 9am this morning police said that the road had reopened.

“The RCIPS would like to apologize to the motorists who were inconvenienced and delayed and for their patience in allowing the investigators to carry out their investigations,” a spokesperson stated.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or who has information about it is asked to contact the investigating officer, PC 244 Brian Jameson at 949-4222.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    A prime reason why another road heading east is needed. I was on my way to work at 6:00am and was made late because there is only one road from the east. Another issue is why it took 7 hours to clear the road.