Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 24, 2018 (RSCNPF): Police are currently investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred along the Old Road Bay Road over the weekend.
The accident occurred close to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 19. It involved motor car P1379 which was owned and driven by Police Constable Antonio Freeman of Verchilds and motor pickup PA6999 which is owned by Keithroy Dyer and was being driven by Ahmalie Dyer of Half Way Tree and motor jeep PA4122 which is owned and was being driven by Robert Marsham of Godwin Ghaut.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that Freeman was travelling from Verchilds to Basseterre, Marsham was travelling from Godwin Ghaut to Basseterre and Dyer was travelling from Basseterre to Half Way Tree. Freeman was travelling behind a motor omnibus which overtook Marsham. Freeman also overtook Marsham and, while doing so, he collided with Dyer, who was coming from the opposite direction, and with Marsham. Both PA1379 and PA6999 were extensively damaged. Motor jeep PA4122 also received damages. Explanations, measurements and damages were recorded by the Police.
Freeman, who was trapped inside his vehicle, was removed with the assistance of Fire and Rescue Services Officers who used of the Jaws of Life to cut him out. He was then assisted by Emergency Medical Service personnel and transported to the JNF Hospital where he later succumb to his injuries. Three other persons were taken to the hospital – two children were treated and discharged for minor injuries and an adult remains in a stable condition at the hospital.