Thursday 12 December, 2019

PHOTOS: Bus driver ‘flees’ after multi-vehicle crash on Mandela H'way

Fire brigade and police personnel, along with onlookers, at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash at the Portmore  turnoff to Mandela Highway in St Catherine on Saturday night. (Photos: Marlon Reid)

Fire brigade and police personnel, along with onlookers, at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash at the Portmore turnoff to Mandela Highway in St Catherine on Saturday night. (Photos: Marlon Reid)

Individuals travelling in a taxi and a minibus in St Catherine on Saturday night, had to be rushed to the Spanish Town Hospital after both vehicles collided at the Portmore turnoff on Mandela Highway in the parish.

According to police personnel on the scene, the Toyota minibus driver infringed the traffic light signal to stop, and the bus collided with the Toyota Corolla taxi that was heading towards Spanish Town.

The impact sent the minibus which plies the Bayside, Portmore to Spanish Town route, into a Lexus sports utility vehicle (SUV) that was in line to turn from Portmore onto Mandela Highway heading to Kingston. Minor damage was done to the front of the SUV.

Eyewitnesses said some passengers in the minibus were thrown from the vehicle after the main door on the left side of the bus came off completely.

The driver of the minibus reportedly fled the scene after the collision and, according to the police, early investigations indicate that the public passenger vehicle (PPV) was not properly insured.

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