Two Young Men Perish In Vehicle Accidents Nevis Reporter Story Updated: January 22 nd 2015 at 11:45 am top-Vern Powell bottom- Raziel Parris
The families of two young men, one in St. Kitts and one in Nevis, are still in shock over the sudden loss of their loved ones to vehicular accidents. Just after 3pm Monday (Jan 19) officers of Nevis Traffic Department responded to a report made of a traffic accident that occurred at Belle Vue, in the vicinity of the Nevis Academy. Car from Powell accident According to police, “Initial investigation reveals that motor car P2621 owned and driven by Vern Powell of Main Street, Gingerland was travelling from Delta Gas Station to Bath Hotel when Powell lost control of the vehicle at the mentioned address above, which resulted in the car colliding into a utility pole and overturning a number of times before it came to rest.” Officers from the Fire and Rescue Service had to use the Jaws of Life to cut the top of the car in order to free Powell’s body from the vehicle. The District Medical Doctor visited the scene and pronounced the 25-year-old dead. Powell, also known as “Shoulder” was a staffer at NTV and colleagues described him as a hard worker who was always willing to assist, even if called outside of working hours. Minister of Information in the NIA, Deputy Premier Hon. Mark Brantley said he had worked closely with Powell and expressed condolences to his family as well as the NTV staff. ” He was a young man who promised much. Vern Powell will be missed by all. He touched so many while yet so young,” he said. On St. Kitts on Saturday (Jan 17), Raziel Parris of Cayon succumbed to major injuries sustained in a car accident that occurred three days prior. Pickup from Parris accident Parris was said to be driving his pickup, P370, travelling on the island main road from St. Pauls to Dieppe Bay, when at about 12:55am, he lost control of the vehicle in the vicinity of Cooper’s Bar, Dieppe Bay. The vehicle flipped over several times. Parris was reportedly ejected from the vehicle and sustained heavy bruising about his body. The two passengers in the vehicle at the time -Leon Charles of Upper Cayon and Shadeck Johnson of Lodge Project- received minor injuries. Parris worked with his father at the family supermarket in Cayon. There were several accidents recently which left persons injured. On 15th January 2015 at around 8:40pm, Officers of Traffic Department responded to a report made of traffic accident which occurred along the Island Main Road of Lodge Project in the vicinity of the National Bank ATM. Initial investigation reveal that Motor car PA3300 owned by Government and driven by Valentine Kelly was travelling east to west and when Motor Car PA6658 owned by Alva Thompson of Cabbage Tree Project but driven by Ian Samuel of Hermitage Extension, Cayon collided into the rear. The driver of PA3300 was injured and taken to Molineux Hospital for treatment. One Medical form was issued to the driver of PA3300. Damages and explanations were recorded. On 19th January 2015, Officers of the Traffic Department responded to a report made of traffic accident, which occurred by the junction of Main Road and Shadwell Road at around 3:15pm. Initial investigation reveals that P2212 owned and driven by Tishon Morris of Tabernacle was travelling from St. Peters to Basseterre when he overtook a passenger bus and collided head on with P3711 owned by Conrad Bertie of Jessups, Nevis and driven by Hassani Bertie of Buckley’s Estate, who was travelling in the opposite direction. Both drivers along with a passenger of P3711 sustained injuries and was transported to JNF by EMS for treatment. Explanations, measurements, damages, observations and injuries were recorded. The driver of P2212 was served with a Notice of Intended Prosecution for Driving Without Due Care and Attention.