Police Press Release
Basseterre, St. Kitts- The Traffic Department is investigating the circumstances by which a fatal traffic accident occurred along the Island Main Road at Johnson Long Path in the vicinity of The University of Medicine and Health Sciences on Monday 6 April 2015 about 6:30 PM.
Initial investigation revealed that motor pick-up PA 6167 owned by Neol’s Courtesy of Farm Estate, Nevis and driven by Ajani Dunrod of West Farm was traveling towards West Farm when the accident occurred. The vehicle had a total of twelve occupants and all were transported to the Joseph N France General Hospital.
Kervin Bergan of West Farm succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, one (1) person was discharged and the others are warded at the hospital.
Ag Commissioner of Police Stafford Liburd therefore takes this opportunity on his own behalf and the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force to express condolences to the family members and friends of the late Kervin Bergan.
The Traffic Department takes this opportunity to remind motorist who are transporting persons in open back vehicles of the following:
VEHICLES AND ROAD TRAFFIC ACT, CHAPTER 15.06, section (12)
A driver of a motor vehicle shall not allow the motor vehicle to carry more persons than it was constructed to seat, or licensed to carry.
In resent times the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has observed a number person transporting persons in open back vehicles. There is a procedure that has to be followed, and all concerned are ask to contact the Traffic Department concerning this procedure.