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 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.