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Tragic accident has shaken the resolve of the school community — JTA

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) this evening offered sympathy to the John Rollins Success Primary School in St James, following the tragic death of three students and a parent in a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday.

“It is with a deep feeling of sadness, that we express to the John Rollins Success Primary School our deepest sympathies,” President of the JTA, Garth Anderson said in a release this evening, adding that the accident no doubt has shaken the resolve of the school community.

“Our prayers and support therefore go out to the families of the deceased who are still trying to fully understand this shocking event.”

It was reported that the vehicle in which the victims were travelling to school ran off the road, flipped and plunged into a concrete trench near the institution.

Hamilton's son and two other students received multiple injuries; however one of the students later passed away after they were hospitalised in critical condition.

Anderson also used the opportunity to “seriously encourage drivers on our nation's roads to be mindful of the increasing number of persons being killed on the nation's roads and to display a greater degree of discipline as they traverse on the roads. This is important in order to save lives and, in this instance, preserve our innocent children.”

At the same time, Anderson expressed that it fully support all efforts including the recently passed Road Traffic Act, which the association hope will help to stem the tide of careless and reckless driving on the roads.

The JTA president is scheduled to visit the school on Monday at 11:00am.

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