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Vehicle destroys steel fence at front of Old Public Library

Vehicle destroys steel fence at front of Old Public Library


The fencing at the front of the Carnegie Building (more popularly known as the Old Public Library) was destroyed by a motor vehicle accident over the weekend.

According to a police report, a Toyota Sprinter, PV986, owned and driven by policeman Javid Jones of Richmond Hill, ran into and destroyed the steel fence surrounding the building.

The accident took place at around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, October 2. A police report claims that Jones was travelling from Tyrell Street to Granby Street “with great speed” when he lost control in the vicinity of the Bank of St Vincent and the Grenadines (BOSVG), hit the sidewalk, collided with the Carnegie fence, went through it and ended up on the compound.{{more}}

Jones was rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH). The vehicle was extensively damaged.

Members of the Police Traffic Department are investigating.

The Carnegie Building was declared a protected national heritage site on September 4, 2009. It houses the Alliance Française and the offices of the St Vincent and the Grenadines National Trust.

Police are also investigating an accident that took place on Friday evening in the area of the BOSVG on Granby Street.

A minivan, H2052, owned and driven by Wilfred Clouden of Mount Grenan, attempted to exit South River Road/Heritage Square and collided with a sports utility vehicle, PJ 319, owned and driven by Sydney Sandy of Cane Grove.

The accident took place at around 5:46 p.m. and although persons at the scene seemed to think the minivan operator was at fault in the accident, he did not accept liability.

The minivan was filled with passengers, most of them heading to Georgetown. No one was injured.(LC)