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UPDATE-Driver survives after lorry plunges 40 feet

A truck driver had a miraculous escape just after noon today after the lorry he was driving went over a 40 foot precipice in Durants Village, St James.

Police and residents say 50-year-old Trevor Burke was delivering a consignment of building material to a residence in the area when he apparently lost control.

The house above belongs to Lisle Forte. It was being worked on at the time of the accident.

The house above belongs to Lisle Forte. It was being worked on at the time of the accident.

“The truck was delivering marl to my brother’s house which is situated to the top of the cliff. The engine shut down and when the driver twice tried to restart it, the brakes failed and it rolled over the cliff and damaged the patio and steps of the house below,” explained Mercille Earle, who described the entire episode as quite frightening.

Burke, who is from Ellerton in St George, received a wound to the back of his head and complained of pains to his back and legs.

He was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance.


Earlier this evening this truck removed the fallen vehicle from the scene.

7 Responses to UPDATE-Driver survives after lorry plunges 40 feet

  1. Doran Morris
    Doran Morris November 25, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Look out the lord living in that house

  2. Susan Mcgeary
    Susan Mcgeary November 25, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Oh dear

  3. Marc Egan
    Marc Egan November 26, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Don’t wish any one dead but these drivers are so bloody frightening on the road, let’s hope a lesson learned

  4. Bajan Queen
    Bajan Queen November 26, 2014 at 1:39 am

    God was protecting u cause it wasn’t ur time. Give him all the thanks n praises for another unpromised day. He still has work for u to complete…

  5. Keisha Callender
    Keisha Callender November 26, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Some ppl just comment before they read the whole article smh……

  6. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer November 26, 2014 at 2:25 am


  7. jr smith November 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    He was just one lucky person, that’s all.


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