Crash in front of police station

Two vehicles collided yesterday at the intersection in front of the Alberttown Police Station, at Albert and Lance Gibbs streets.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident, which occurred around 3:30pm.

The two vehicles after the collision
The two vehicles after the collision

Residents in the immediate vicinity said that they heard a loud bang, which alerted them to the collision and when they came out they were greeted by the sight of the silver Toyota Ractis, bearing the number plate PMM 4144, under the rear right wheel of the black Toyota Tacoma, GNN 6991.

An eyewitness, who identified himself only by the name Vibert, told this newspaper that the Tacoma was heading west along Lance Gibbs Street, while the Ractis was speeding south along Albert Street. He said that the driver of the Ractis refused to stop despite the painted stop sign on the surface of the road at the junction. As a result, the Ractis hit the Tacoma from the rear and its front ended up under the larger vehicle, causing damage to some concrete structures in front of an under-construction snackette and bar near the police station.

Almost every eyewitness at the scene said that the driver of the Ractis was to be blamed for the collision.

The driver of the black Tacoma told this newspaper that the driver of the Ractis jumped the major road, hitting his vehicle from behind.

The owner of the under-construction business place, Harry Jones, who was not around at the time of the accident, said he would have to get his contractors to do an estimate of the damages to his premises. He added that something needs to be done to address the number of accidents that occur at the junction. One eyewitness noted that there was an accident in the vicinity as recent as New Year’s Eve. Jones suggested that speed humps be placed on the road and that the faded traffic signs are repainted.

Vibert, meanwhile, said he sometimes wonders if the drivers on the roadways are in a hurry to “die or reach the hospital or the workshop,” in light of the speeds at which they proceed.

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