Saturday 22 February, 2020

Probe to determine whether JUTC bus or tractor trailer killed man

File photo of a JUTC bus travelling along a roadway in the Corporate Area.

File photo of a JUTC bus travelling along a roadway in the Corporate Area.

The Spanish Town police are conducting investigations to determine how a man died following an incident involving a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus and an International tractor trailer head.

The incident took place on Sunday along a section of the Green Acres main road in St Catherine.

According to the JUTC in a statement, around 4.30 Sunday afternoon, a JUTC chartered bus was travelling along the Green Acres main road heading in the direction of Spanish Town. On reaching a section along the roadway, the bus driver noticed an International tractor trailer head travelling in the opposite direction.

“The JUTC driver reported that when he observed the International tractor trailer head approaching the bus, he veered further left, mounted the embankment and stopped. He said the tractor trailer made contact with the bus while passing and upon examination of the damage to the bus he saw a man lying on the roadway suffering from injuries,” the JUTC said.

The state-owned bus company said its driver reported that he called the police for assistance and the injured man was taken to the Spanish Town Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries

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