Students among 13 injured in Portland crash

Students among 13 injured in Portland crash

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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PORTLAND, Jamaica – A motor vehicle crash left at least 13 people injured in St Margaret’s Bay, Portland, about 5:30 pm Monday.



Reports are that a Toyota Hiace bus was heading towards Buff Baff from Port Antonio when it reportedly slammed into the back of a parked truck in St Margaret’s Bay.



People travelling in the bus were rushed to the Port Antonio Hospital with injuries sustained in the crash. Seven of the passengers are students of both Titchfield High and Port Antonio High schools.



It is reported that three people sustained critical injuries to the head and lower body. Among the three are the female conductor of the bus, a male passenger and a student.



The Port Antonio fire unit had to cut a section of the van to assist in removing people from the bus.



A large crowd gathered at the Port Antonio Hospital for hours as family and friends of the injured awaited information on them.


Everard Owen

 


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