UPDATE – Serious accident at City bus terminal

Three students were rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital(QEH) for medical treatment following an accident at the Nursery Drive Terminal, The City, that left nine others nursing injuries.

According to police spokesman David Welch, a student of Springer Memorial Secondary School is in very serious condition and two others are badly injured after a route taxi overturned at the entrance of the terminal on John Beckles Drive.

Emergency personnel from the QEH, the police and fire officers are on the scene.


8 Responses to UPDATE – Serious accident at City bus terminal

  1. Patrick Blackman June 9, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    When others like myself call for the complete ban on these ignorant operators of these vihicles, their association comes out and talk a lot of crap. This minibus/ZR/Route Taxi or what ever the hell they call themselves PRESENT A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO SOCIETY. I don’t care if the transport board is inefficient or not get these fools off the road permanently. Put the peoples tax dollars back into transport board and develop a comprehensive transit policy.

    I don’t understand why our public officials continue to allow this stupidity to exist. You members of the public that come out in support of these crazies with the notion that a “black man got to make a living” , when this crazy stuff impacts your life, then we would be hearing a different tune. Take all of them off the road. dam @&^%$ all of them.

    • harry turnover June 9, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      Well said Patrick !! you on the ball this time,keep it up.

    • Olutoye Walrond June 9, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      I feel your outrage, Patrick. I think I’ve passed that stage and have now resigned myself to the fact that those who govern us have no desire to fix this problem.

      Personally, I’ve decided not to travel by these vehicles. I don’t know why they were approved as PSV’s in the first place, since they are so small and cramped.

      There is no wish to deal with these maniacs, so sadly more and more innocent people will suffer at their reckless hands.

  2. Patrick Blackman June 9, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    We need to get our school children off these vehicles. This chaos is a direct result of our elitist educational policy. If we had zoning, and a school bus system these problems would not occur. I don’t understand why our government (both BLP and DLP) have maintained this 11+ system.

    If you equip all schools with the same quality of teaching staff, facilities and resources then zoning would not be a problem. Parents would save considerable sums of money in transportation cost.

    Having kids closer to their education institution reduces costs, stress and most of all conjestion on our roads every single morning and evening.

    The minister of education, for all entent and purpose is a fool, no two ways about that. May be its time he is removed.

  3. Sue Donym June 9, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    When emotionalism ruins an otherwise good point. Please, Patrick Blackman, don’t mix matters. The ZR/Minibus is an inanimate object. It is controlled too many times by the idiots you referred to. That’s the problem. Then it gets worse by not reining in the perpetrators i.e the case of the authorities not doing the follow-up. You cannot believe that the size of the vehicle is the problem!

    As a responsible citizen you should care about inefficiencies of any publicly funded agency and insist on them doing a better job.
    The cynic might say that while the fools continue to operate, there are treasury funds to be made. That too is irresponsible. The “comprehensive transit policy” is clearly what’s needed and WILL include private input.

    The trick is to have the commitment to structure, implement and maintain. To do otherwise is to admit defeat by the hooligans.

  4. Patrick Blackman June 9, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    @Sue Donym – point taken… well said.

    “The trick is to have the commitment to structure, implement and maintain. To do otherwise is to admit defeat by the hooligans.” You certainly put it in perspective here. Thanks…

    • Sue Donym June 9, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      @Patrick Blackman: Your comments are appreciated and you’re clearly passionate on this. Concise and thoughtful.

  5. Patrick Blackman June 9, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    @All participants in this forum, I must apologise for my outrage in my comments and hope that you forgive me. Thank you.


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