by Curlan Campbell, NOW Grenada
- 36 minor accidents and 13 persons charged for various offences over Easter weekend
- Body discovered in dinghy at Woburn Bay
- Investigation into chopping incident at Paradise, St Andrew
Over the Easter weekend, police have confirmed 36 minor accidents were reported between 19-23 April. There were 8 accidents on 19 April, 6 accidents on 20 April, 10 on 21 April and 6 each on 22 and 23 April.
Corporal Antonia Telesford of the Traffic Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), said the most recent accident involved a motorcycle at the Tanteen roundabout caused by the driver losing control as a result of bright headlamps from an oncoming vehicle.
Corporal Telesford said there have been concerns raised over the use of extremely bright headlamps by drivers at night, and the RGPF has started to crack down on these drivers. “We have been doing some night checks as it relates to the lights because it is an offence to have those extra bright lights and there are penalties for that.”
According to the officer, there is a fixed penalty ticket minimum of $150 or a maximum $500 for a driver in contravention of the laws regarding unauthorised motor vehicular lights. A number of fixed penalty tickets for various traffic offences were also issued.
The police are investigating the death of a man who was discovered inside a dinghy about midnight on Monday, 22 April 2019. The man’s body was recovered from the small craft after it was hit by another vessel at Woburn Bay.
Police are also awaiting the autopsy results following the apparent drowning of Jevon Ferguson off Malmount beach, St David on Monday, 22 April 2019.
Investigations are ongoing into a chopping incident which left a 30-year-old male hospitalised with several multiple wounds to the body. The incident occurred on Saturday, 20 April 2019 at Sugar Hill, Paradise, St Andrew. At least 13 persons were charged for various offences at the weekend.