Three persons injured in traffic accident: vehicles extensively damaged
ZIZ News…March 29th 2011 – The Police are investigating a traffic accident which occurred at about 10:45 am on March 28th along the Island’s Main Road at Boyd’s.
It involves motor bus TA112 driven by Javid Walwyn of Halfway Tree, and motor lorry P 3584 own by Valley’s Tent Rental and driven by Eshaba Weekes of Taylor’s Housing Project.
According to a police report, investigations revealed that both vehicles were travelling towards Sandy Point when they collided causing the bus to overturn on the mountain side of the road while the lorry ran off the road on the mountainside.
Three persons who were travelling in the cargo tray of the lorry were injured and were taken to the JNF Hospital by the EMS, where they are detained. There were no passengers in the bus. The drivers of both vehicles were unhurt but both vehicles were extensively damaged.
The Traffic Department is making an appeal to motorists, not to transport passengers in the cargo tray of goods vehicles as the practice is dangerous and it exposes passengers to increased risk of injury or even death.
Investigations are on going.