Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Baby among 15 injured in St Thomas crash

Fifteen persons, including a baby, were injured following a motor vehicle crash along the Yallahs main road on Friday.

Reports reaching Loop News are that about 2:00 p.m., a man was driving a motor car and lost control of the vehicle that ended up crashing in a bus travelling in the opposite direction with passengers.

“Reports we received are that a security guard was driving a station wagon motor car and lost control of the vehicle and that was what caused the crash,” said one officer from St Thomas police station.

Police said five persons, including a baby, were travelling in the motor car while the other persons who were injured were travelling on the bus.

Police said at least 10 from the group, including the baby, were rushed hospital to receive medical treatment as their injuries were considered serious.

Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining has reported that up to the first week in December a total of 303 fatal crashes were recorded on roads across the island.

A total of 343 persons lost their lives in the crashes officials from the Road safety unit reported.

Excessive speeding, drivers failing to keep left and pedestrian error were among the other contributory factors that led to the crashes.

 

 

 

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