Another ‘driver lost control’ Barbados bus accident

Barbados bus accident

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Another top-heavy Transport Bus overturns as the driver loses control.

We could write the same article over and over again, but instead we’ll direct you to the newspaper account of today’s accident, and to an article BFP published last June 19 2014 about the ongoing problem.

Nation News: Transport Bus Overturns
Barbados Today: Bus overturns in St. Philip  (Thanks to Barbados Today for the use of the photo)

“Perhaps the newspapers should reserve a space on the front page of the Saturday edition each week to feature a photo of the latest bus on its side while emergency personnel lift casualties from the wreck.”

… from the June 19, 2014 article below:

Barbados Free Press

Previous accident: Drivers should be careful not to apply de brakes too hard as the wheels are only semi-attached to the bus! Previous accident: Drivers should be careful not to apply de brakes too hard as de wheels are only semi-attached to the bus!

Overloaded, top-heavy, too fast, poorly maintained

It is becoming a weekly news story: “Bus driver loses control, (insert number) Injured.” This week’s accident is reported in Barbados Today as 13 injured in bus accident in St. George. Oh… wait… that was last week’s accident at Taitts Road with Cenetta Bennett driving. The driver in this week’s accident at Rowans Road is ‘R. Headley’: 13 hurt in bus accident.

Perhaps the newspapers should reserve a space on the front page of the Saturday edition each week to feature a photo of the latest bus on its side while emergency personnel lift casualties from the wreck. Even the tourists write with horror about taking the bus. The latest TripAdvisor story on Barbados buses asks What drugs are the…

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2 responses to “Another ‘driver lost control’ Barbados bus accident

  1. party Animal

    Dem Drivers mussie D’s , outta control

  2. BOOKWORM

    The drivers know that there is minimum maintenance on these buses, so what borderline lunatic drives them as if they had been stolen? These fools all think that they are as good as Lewis Hamilton and drive with a disregard for themselves and other road users that can only be down to a serious lack of brain cells.
    An empty bus does not just throw itself off the road, he was driving too fast and too recklessly for the road conditions.
    These refugees from the psychiatric hospital rely on their size to intimidate other road users.
    Fire all their asses and hire some folk who CAN drive safely.