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Saturday, November 10, 2012    

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THE female driver of this Daihatsu Terios yesterday suffered scrapes and bruises when the vehicle crashed while travelling along the Mona Road in St Andrew. The woman said the vehicle got out of control when one of its wheels hit a pothole. The vehicle then hit a wall along the nearby Mona Heights housing scheme, then a palm tree and a concrete pole before careening across the road and into the fence of the Mona High School. She said she was on her way back from visiting clients when the accident occurred. "The wheel went down into the pothole and that was it. I didn't feel brake, I couldn't feel gas, I couldn't feel anything. I was trying to turn the steering wheel, but nothing happened," she said. "If it didn't hit the wall, it wouldn't stop," she said. Though shaken, the the woman found solace in a handful of people, including two police officers, who stopped to enquire about her well-being. "Luckily nobody was coming from either side," she said in reference to the busy roadway, which is used by persons going to and coming from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and the nearby hospital.

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