UPDATE – Ten injured in St Joseph bus accident

Ten people are nursing what are said to be minor injuries following an accident Wednesday night involving a Transport Board bus.

The bus, driven by 45-year-old Anthony McClean of Marley Vale, St Philip, was travelling along Parris Hill, St Joseph around 10:15 p.m. when the accident occurred.

Amid wet road conditions, the bus reportedly began to skid and McClean lost control of the vehicle, which crashed into the cut rock.

As a result, the driver suffered a laceration to his leg and had to be freed from the vehicle by fire officials.

A 36-year-old mother and her one-year-old son were also transported to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance for medical attention and were treated and discharged. Seven other passengers complained of minor injuries and opted to seek private medical attention.

Two fire tenders and eight fire officers under the command of Divisional Officer Henderson Patrick responded to the accident.

Source: (KH)

3 Responses to UPDATE – Ten injured in St Joseph bus accident

  1. Peter June 9, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Wall hits bus reports intoxicated driver, Although no one died, ten passengers and three onlookers suffered serious and life threatening emotional injuries. doctors at our esteemed QEH recommends brain replacement surgeries. Consultant specialists urges driver to drink Brandy and not rum. Bottom line…. Insurers to pay through their noses. Bus cannot be repaired as parts cost more than a new replacement bus. Ef wunna doan believe muh axe de MV an wunna have a nice an wunduhfull day yuh hear?

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  2. Tony Waterman June 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I Believe that if there was an MTW Inspection of that Bus, they would find that it is equipped with Tires (Tyres) that are UNFIT for USE (None or Not Much Tread Left on them)

    @Peter!!! Why do you think that it can’t be repaired it is Hit in the Front, so i would think that there is NO Engine damage, and there are Models of That Bus in the Yard that are in FDisrepair, so Cannibalise those and get this one Back in action.

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  3. Belfast June 9, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Does the Transport Board, and other Public Service Vehicles, as well as the emergency services , expose their drivers to the type of driver training which teaches them how to control a vehicle skid?

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