Setting the record straight on accident report
The Editor, Sir:
On page A3 of yesterday's Gleaner (Tuesday, December 29), there is an insert of a picture of an accident scene, with Jermaine Barnaby being credited for the photograph. In the short statement below the picture, the second sentence states that eyewitnesses reported that the driver of the Suzuki ran the red light.
As the driver of the Suzuki, I must declare that I did not run the red light. I am aghast that such a statement was put in print without anyone from The Gleaner (at least not identified as such) getting my side of the story. I told the police and everyone that spoke with me that I had the green light.
Now, I am very concerned about the prejudicial effect that this report could have, since it has ascribed blame to me without the writer obtaining or reporting my side of the story. I am, therefore, requesting that this prejudicial report be remedied by The Gleaner.