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"Compassionate" Motorist Recognised With Award In Grand Bahama

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

ZAVIA Bastian has been recognised with a courteous driver award as part of a road safety promotion in Grand Bahama.

The Rotary Club of Lucaya and the Road Traffic Department presented her with the ‘Most Courteous Driver of the Quarter Award - March 2015’ on Friday for helping a fellow motorist in distress.

The award, which is presented every quarter, is a way to promote road safety in Grand Bahama and to encourage motorists to be courteous.

Ms Bastian was nominated for the award after stopping and rendering assistance to victims of a traffic accident on February 27. Colin Knowles, of Lewis Yard, reportedly lost control of his Chevy Cobalt and crashed into a tree on West Sunrise Highway, in the vicinity of Bahamia Estates, around 1.45pm. 

Road Traffic Controller Basil Rahming said the vehicle sustained moderate damage to the front, and Mr Knowles and his passenger, Temeka Stuart, of Eight Mile Rock, both sustained minor injuries. He said Ms Bastian pulled over and rendered assistance to them. “She telephoned the police and remained at the scene with the injured persons until an ambulance and traffic police officers arrived,” Mr Rahming said.

As a result of her “compassionate act”, Ms Bastian was presented with a plaque and gift certificate for a full tank of gasoline at the Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon at Ruby Swiss Restaurant.

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