Sunday 23 September, 2018

Two more road crashes on Spur Tree Hill main road

Just days after a retired police woman was crushed to death in a motor vehicle crash on Spur Tree Hill main road, Manchester two more collisions have occurred on the road way.

Residents from the area said the crashes took place in separate incidents.

The first one occurred on Monday just metres away from where the former police woman Paulette Mullings was killed, while the second one took place on Tuesday at about 9:00 a.m.

There were no reports of any fatalities in the collisions. Drivers of both vehicles remain in hospital.

“In the first incident, a truck was carrying lumber, dry walls and other construction items when the driver lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road. Police were called and he was taken to hospital to get medical treatment," one alleged eyewitness said.

The Constabulary Communication Unit, the police information arm has confirmed receiving reports of the crash.

Less than a day after that incident another crash was recorded along the accident prone roadway.

Residents said that at about 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday a driver operating a heavy duty container truck failed to negotiate a turn, that is located close to a popular jerk centre, and ran into a house.

One resident who identified himself as Alex said he was left in shock when he saw the truck in the house while on his way to work.

Other residents said the driver of the truck was taken to hospital, his condition is still not known at this time.

Residents said no one was in the house when the truck collided.

“Occupants made the decision to leave the house as another vehicle had slammed into the building a few months ago,” Alex said.

On Saturday, August 11 retired officer Mullings was returning home from a visit to friends and relatives in St Elizabeth when a truck slammed into her vehicle.

Indications are that shortly after 2:00 pm, a cement mixer truck was being driven down the steep hill when it developed excess speed and in an effort by the driver to 'bank' the vehicle on the right side of the roadway where the hillsides are, the body of the truck was dislodged from the cab of the vehicle, and ended up crashing into Mullings car, killing her on the spot.