Thursday 21 February, 2019

Three students injured following freak accident at Expo in Kingston

Three students were rushed to hospital following an accident at the 10th Jamaica Driver and Traffic Safety Expo at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston on Saturday.

Reports are that the students from Ardenne High School, were  part of group of drummers, performing at the mentioned event when a large screen fell on the stage where they were gathered.

A team of medical officials and other persons from the audience rushed to offer assistance and found one of the students suffering from a head injury, another remained motionless while the third was found with a cut and swelling to his foot.

They were all placed in an ambulance and rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for treatment.

Alphonso Grennell, one of the organisers of the event explained what caused the accident.

“A heavy gust of wind caused the harness securing the screen on the main stage to break. As a result three members of a performing band were injured, all of whom have been taken to hospital for treatment," Grennell said in release.

The organiser said officials at the event remain committed to safety and as a result, all safety protocols were observed before and during the event.


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