Monday 21 October, 2019

Pedestrians mowed down by out-of-control taxi in Half Way Tree

A police officer and other first responders carry one of the injured men to a waiting motor vehicle. (PHOTOS: Llewellyn Wynter)

A police officer and other first responders carry one of the injured men to a waiting motor vehicle. (PHOTOS: Llewellyn Wynter)

Two men are now in hospital after being mowed down by an out-of-control taxi in Half Way Tree, St Andrew on Friday.

Reports are that about 7:00 am, a taxi was traveling in the vicinity of the Mandela Park in Half Way Tree when the driver lost control of the vehicle, which mowed down pedestrians and commuters near a bus stop before it slammed into a wall.

Two men were injured in the crash, with one apparently suffering a partially severed leg. They were rushed to hospital by police who were quick on the scene.

The driver was given a breathalyser test at the scene before being taken into custody for questioning.

Both victims' conditions are unknown at this time.

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Two mowed down at Mandela Park

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