One Dead as Vehicle Plunged Over Cliff

Remains of the vehicle that ran off the road

Remains of the vehicle that ran off the road

Memories of a road fatality that occurred one year ago at Perseverance, St. George’s have been relieved.

A car which was being driven by Home Designer Sharon Andall-John went over the cliff in what many believe could have been the same fashion when a vehicle, PS115 that was carrying two brothers from Gouyave Estate, St. John’s, Dellon and Kareem Peters went over a precipice that is estimated at about 200 yards.

The car in which Andall-John of Westerhall, St. David’s was traveling last week Thursday landed close to the derelict vehicle on its hood in the seawater close to some reef.

The woman was taken out of the wrecked vehicle, a Silver Peugeot, Registration Number PX 719, by fishermen from Concord, St. John’s who were in the area at the time of the accident.

The fishermen reportedly heard the loud banging of the vehicle that landed face down and rushed to her rescue.

The 52-year old Andall-John was carried to the jetty at the Melville Street, St. George’s Fish Market and then transferred to an ambulance that took her to the General Hospital. However, she succumbed moments later to the injuries she sustained.

Officer in charge of the Traffic Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force, Superintended Frank Philbert who visited the scene of the accident said the police are baffled over how the accident occurred.




Supt. Philbert told reporters they have not seen any markings on the road, nor brake impression to determine in which direction the vehicle was traveling.

He indicated that the accident occurred at virtually the same spot as the June 2012 accident that claimed the lives of the Peters Brothers.

“One accident in that same area, that is three lives and we believe some corrective measures (have to be done). We want to see what can be done in that area to see what can be done to make it a bit safer.

“Our objective at the Traffic Department and from a Force standpoint is to ensure that the road is safe for every road user, and definitely we will have to see how we can get that area (looked at).

“The fact that we have two accidents occurring there, we need to take some proactive measures to ensure we do not have another death occurring in that area”.

Andall-John’s death brings the number of road fatality for the year to eight.

The Head of the Traffic Department reiterated that road safety is of prime concern for his Department and should also be of concern to all road users.

Supt. Philbert said the Police have noticed that on many occasions people drive without having concern for other road users.

 

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