The Prime Minister who is also the Minister of National Security is calling for an examination into the circumstances of the the fatal accident on Monday July 20 as Police continue investigation.
The vehicular accident which resulted in the death of three passengers on board a minibus, brought the number of road fatalities to five for 2020.
The #2 passenger bus (HAK82) on its way to Grenville, was in a collision with a garbage disposal truck, along the Westerhall (Saint David) main road just before 4:00 p.m.
Dead are 40-year-old Lab Technician of Crochu, Saint Andrew – Kimberly Felix, who was attached to the General Hospital; 48-year-old Janitor of La Sagesse, Saint David – Rosey Roxy Baptiste, who worked at the Mt Gay Mental Hospital and 28-year-old Logistic Clerk of Post Royal, Saint Andrew – Alister Andrew, who worked at the Criminal Records Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force.
Both Felix and Baptiste were pronounced dead at the scene while Andrew died at the General Hospital.
Two other passengers who suffered injuries are still at the General Hospital, one is said to be in critical condition.
It was reported that the truck swerved into the white Toyota bus, which was pushed off the road.
Videos showed rescuers cutting through the bus to remove occupants; one pinned at the back seat and two others seen motionless.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister, Dr the Right Hon Keith Mitchell has expressed sympathy to the family and friends of the victims.
He said “It is a very sad thing for all of us, when people lose their lives through accidents, and, who were enjoying a good life health-wise. It is a sad time, three lives lost in one day, and
multiple injuries, it is very tough for all concerned. My heart goes out to the families who
have lost loved ones, and I pray that God will comfort them.”
The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) and the Ministry of Transport also extended sympathy to the affected families.
In a July 21 press release, the Minister for Transport, Hon Gregory Bowen said “It is with a profound sense of sadness that we have received the news of the tragic loss of lives, and we pray that God will comfort the families and friends of those who passed. Our prayers and thoughts are also with the other passengers and those affected by this terrible accident.”
A candle light vigil, organised by the Eastern main Road Bus Transport Association, was held at the scene of the accident on Wednesday evening.