Three men are now at the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre in serious but stable condition after the vehicle they were travelling in, collided and overturned earlier today.
The accident occurred in the vicinity of Gourmet Basket on Sir George Walter Highway at approximately 1:10pm. It involved an Antigua Post Office bus and a Kia Rio driven by another resident.
Police reports indicate that both vehicles were travelling in the same direction when the grey Kia Rio, license no. A16025 driven by Danny James of Radio Range made an attempt to overtake the government-owned bus, license no. G2302, which was occupied by 39 year old Neil Underwood, along with two male passengers.
Sources say that James lost control while overtaking the bus, after his slipper got stuck under the gas pedal and collided into the back of the bus. The collision caused the bus to flip a number of times, totaling the government vehicle.
Underwood, and his two passengers were all said to have sustained serious injuries, the extent of which are still undetermined, however James sustained no injuries from the collision.
A reliable source told ZDK News that he has since been detained and is likely to be charged.
This comes hours after Traffic Cop Leon Alves cautioned motorists on the type of footwear worn when driving. He was speaking on state owned media when he said that slippers are not to be worn when driving because of the mishaps which could arise from it.