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Elderly man hurt in highway crash

A quick stop to purchase roasted corn on the ABC Highway ended with a 73-year-old man having to be cut out of his vehicle and rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) today.

Estrum Maynard, an Ellerton, St George resident, had to be cut from his mangled vehicle by firemen using the Jaws of Life after a Ford Explorer struck his Nissan March as he sat in it on the Barrow section of the highway.

Fire officials stand around the car from which they had to cut Estrum Maynard.

Fire officials stand around the car from which they had to cut Estrum Maynard.

The accident occurred around 1 p.m. in the southbound lane between Hothersal and the Norman Niles Roundabout.

According to police, Maynard complained of lacerations to his head and sustained a broken left foot and dislocated hip. He was taken to the QEH for medical attention by ambulance.

Estrum Maynard's car.

What was left of Estrum Maynard’s car.

The driver of the Ford Explorer, 40-year-old Kenny Marshall from Ocean City, St Philip, was not injured.

Driver of the Ford Explorer Kenny Marshall (in striped shirt) and vendor Ian Webster (far left) talking to police on the scene.

Driver of the Ford Explorer Kenny Marshall (in striped shirt) and vendor Ian Webster (far left) talking to police on the scene.

Highway vendor Ian Webster said the accident happened “very fast”. His parked Suzuki van was also slightly damaged in the accident.

“A man stop to buy a corn . . . I gave him the corn in the car because he did not get out . . . Before I can say ‘move off’, I just hear ‘pax’ and I see my van heading going down the road . . . I turned and see a car wrap round the pole. He lick down the can, the coal pot and he touch the van,” said the 49-year-old Webster who received an injury to his right forearm.

Webster, a resident of 3rd Avenue, Bibby’s Lane, St Michael, has been a corn vendor for the past eight years. He said he had been plying his trade on the highway for the past three years.

“This is the first time something happen so. It happened so fast, you won’t believe . . . but that can’t stop me, man. I is a fighter; I going be back there tomorrow,” he declared.

Several police officers, two tenders with eight firemen and one ambulance responded to the accident.

The crash caused traffic to back up and police had to divert motorists as they carried out their investigation on the scene.

5 Responses to Elderly man hurt in highway crash

  1. Bajan Princess Kianna Rogers
    Bajan Princess Kianna Rogers April 16, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Carolyn Maxine Rogers-Foster

  2. MariaMaria Angel
    MariaMaria Angel April 16, 2015 at 1:29 am

    I don’t care who said I wasnt there to know what really happened, all you have to do is look at the damaged sustained by that old man’s car to KNOW that the driver of the SUV was more than likely not driving with due care.

  3. Sophia April 16, 2015 at 4:16 am

    I bet he was on his cellphone

  4. dwayne jordan April 16, 2015 at 8:22 am

    True,,and it seems if the corn seller wasnt away from his grill,,maybe he would have sustained major injuries,,i wasnt at the accident but maybe the driver of the march saved the vendor inspite of himself

  5. Amelia Gittens April 16, 2015 at 9:08 am

    First thing, I thought corn selling on the layways of the highway is illegal, thought that was band a couple years ago. secondly the oldman probably was not fully on the layway, thirdly the ford explorer driver got side track to be so far off the road to cause the accident driving without due care and attention, at least no death thank god


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