One dead after horrific accident

The Jamaica wreck.
The Jamaica wreck.

KINGSTON — The driver of a trailer was killed while his sideman has firefighters and a few good Samaritans to thank for saving his life after the vehicle overturned on the Golden Spring main road in St Andrew, yesterday morning.

The accident occurred about 10 o’clock at the intersection of Golden Spring and Brooks Level roads — a hilly terrain that residents claim challenges even the most experienced drivers. The accident caused gridlock in the area.

The identity of the driver, whom onlookers said regularly drove through the area, was not ascertained up until press time last night.

A police sergeant at the scene reported that both the driver and sideman, whom he identified as Leroy Grant, had to be cut from the mangled cab of the vehicle. Grant, the sergeant said, suffered a broken leg in addition to other injuries.

Yesterday’s operation took at least four hours and had firefighters using almost everything, including their bare hands, to free the men. At one point a handful of residents found themselves underneath the disabled vehicle trying in whatever way they could to lend assistance to the emergency crew. (Observer)

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