14 injured in accident along John Beckles Drive

Fourteen people were injured in a four-vehicle smash up this afternoon, along John Beckles Drive, St Michael.

The accident, which occurred around 2:40 p.m., involved a route taxi, a fire truck and two motorcars.

However, it was the driver, the conductor and 12 passengers aboard the route taxi who complained of mostly minor injuries following the collision.

The route taxi driver – 23-year-old Lester Isidore, of Lowther’s Hill, St Patrick’s, Christ Church – complained of back pains and was treated at the scene, along with eight of his passengers, between the ages of ten and 60, who complained of back, neck, head and chest pains.

They were treated on location by Dr Shantel Young-Boyce and a team of two doctors and three nurses from the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).

However, the conductor – 34-year-old Jamal Stuart, of Grazettes, St Michael who complained of pain to his left hand and left side – along with four female passengers ages 27, 27, 50, and 59 years – were transported to the QEH by ambulance for medical attention.

In the meantime, the drivers of the two motor cars – 49-year-old Sharon Waterman, of Martins Bay St John, who was accompanied by her 14-year-old daughter, and 31-year-old Kevin Roach, of Mellow Hills, St Joseph – escaped unscathed; so too the driver of the fire truck – 26-year-old Shamon Boyce, of Boscobel, St Peter – who was accompanied by three other firemen.

Three ambulances, one fire tender, and four fire officers, under the command of Acting Deputy Fire Officer Errol Gaskin, responded to the accident. (PR)

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