Regional

Cop miraculously escapes death in motor vehicle mishap

BY MARK CUMMINGS
Editor-at-large
cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!


LIMA, St James — Veteran police officer Deputy Superintendent Alwyn Brown is counting his blessings after he narrowly escaped death or serious injury when the motor vehicle he was driving veered off the Lima main road in St James, and ended up with its rear wheels hanging precariously over a gully.

The near-death accident occurred within six hours of a motor vehicle collision involving National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang in Kingston on Wednesday, May 15.

According to reports, at about 12:20 pm, Brown, who was travelling from work in the parish of Westmoreland, which is under a state of public emergency, fell asleep at the wheel on the usually busy stretch.

He was heading to his Bunker's Hill, Trelawny, home after completing a 14-hour shift.

It is reported that Deputy Superintendent Brown lost control of the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, which veered from the left-hand side of the road -way, to the right.

The vehicle collided with a nearby perimeter wall and concrete utility pole before it came to a halt inches from the gully. Deputy Superintendent Brown later emerged from the vehicle unscathed.

The vehicle suffered minor damage. “The incident may have resulted from fatigue and physical exhaustion,” a policeman who claimed he was at the scene of the accident, told the Jamaica Observer West.

Meanwhile, Deputy Superintendent Brown, who described the incident as a “frightening experience”, is warning motorists against operating a vehicle when they are feeling sleepy.

“In the event that motorists are driving and feeling sleepy, they should not supress the desire, but instead should find a safe place and take a nap,” said the veteran cop.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT