Cops investigating major GT crash

| 09/12/2014

(CNS): Police have confirmed that they are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding a major road crash that happened on Tuesday morning (9 December) in the capital. At around 10:15am officers from George Town Police Station received a call reporting a collision at the junction of Shedden Road and North Sound Road in the vicinity of Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits. The accident involved a car and an SUV, but the details of the models were not revealed. An RCIPS spokesperson said that major damage was sustained by both vehicles, and the driver of the car was taken and admitted to the George Town hospital with head injuries.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I passed that accident quite shortly after it occured – sad situation. As the driver was being placed into the ambulance there were 5 uniformed Police Officers standing arond the damged car viewing it and very obviously laughing . There is a lot to be said regarding the public image which the police force needs to maintain.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if the powers that be in the police force will read the comments (feedback) on the poor state of driving on island by the general public and by the police in particular and then take action.  A good start would be to introduce a "proper" driving test for all police officers.  How about we don't report corruption since it gets us no where but report police cars driving dangerously…………………..just a thought!

  3. Anonymous says:

    It's the start of the Christmas Driving Season!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ford Explorer and Lexus IS300

  5. Anonymous says:

    I passed this accident to find police officers parked dangerously on the roundabout.  I also passed twice in a week police officers parked on the Cost U Less roundabout whilst they spoke to a driver.  Surely the police themselves need some training on safe driving, safe stopping and generally how not to be idiots by stopping people on roundabouts?

    • Anonymous says:

      I so agree. No doubt with some exceptions, I think the police are among the worst drivers here. Never mind stopping on a roundabout; they don't even understand how to drive round one!  Daily I see them take the left lane to turn right, like some dumb learner driver, bless them. And heaven forbid they should use their indicators!

      I guess they're just too proud and important to take driving top-up lessons, like their counterparts in the US and UK have to.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I drive through that intersection every day and every single time I see at least 2, sometimes 3 or even 4 cars speed through after the lights have turned red. I have nearly had numerous accidents there pulling out after my light has turned green only to have to avoid a car running the red light.

    • Anonymous says:

      10.59, you took the words right off my keyboard! To-day at around 12.30pm I was waiting  on Thomas Russell Way for the green arrow to allow me to make a right turn on to Shedden Road, going east. When it did in fact turn green I used the usual caution, fortunately, to delay my turn as three vehicles (count them, 3) broke the red light and made a right turn on to Thomas Russell Way from Shedden Road. This is, sadly a regular occurrence. Some drivers believe thet a red light means " follow closely after the vehicle in front and keep going even if the light is red" and I am sure this is the reason that there are so many accidents at this cross road.

      A roundabout at this location could be the answer to the problem, although I doubt that it would  be very popular.

      • Anonymous says:

        Funny you say that, I was teachng my daughter to drive, she asked why don't you go as soon as the lights turn green….queue car running the red light, satisfied smile from smug dad!

        It is a reversal of normal driving for lights here, usually when it turns green you would floor it, knowing everyone behind you is doing the same, stopping for a red light as you know everyone will be off the line on green from the other direction.  Here everyone knows not to go on green and everone knows you've got a few seconds after red…until you don't and you end up with the inevitable smash.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Let me guess: either a car travelling south turned right across oncoming traffic, thinking they had the right-of-way, or a vehicle drove through the junction on red. I see both abuses quite often. It's time for us to get dash-cams.