Infant escapes injury after car topples over
Freeport News Reporter
A woman and an infant were involved in an accident yesterday when the vehicle they were in veered into bushes off Grand Bahama Highway and toppled over.
The blue Chevrolet cut its own path through the bushes, flattening small trees and grass before coming to a stop.
A passerby who noticed the vehicle after the accident occurred pulled to the side of the road and assisted the driver and infant who was in a car seat from the vehicle into her car until an ambulance arrived on the scene.
"We got the two of them out and she was able to walk towards the car. We sat her down until the ambulance, fire truck and everybody was able to come and assist," the Good Samaritan who did not want to be identified said.
Constable 3399 Williams said, the accident occurred sometime around 2:30 p.m.
"We received a report about a blue vehicle that drove off the road and collided into the bushes on Grand Bahama Highway. Apparently this vehicle was travelling westbound when it lost control and collided into the bushes," he said.
Williams said the driver received some minor injuries to be her back that are not life threatening, but was otherwise fine.
The baby involved in the accident escaped the incident without injury.
"No other vehicles were involved. We are just here now investigating the accident to determine what caused it and taking a few measurements," the officer said.
Police do not know what caused the accident, but Williams noted that it was raining earlier in the day and may have been a factor.
"We can't really say if she was speeding at the time, but we do know there was rain, so that makes it a possibility that she just lost control on the wet road," he said.
The driver of the vehicle was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital to be attended by doctors.
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