One motorist shoots at another after collision on Lyndhurst Road

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, June 08, 2015

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THE usual tranquility of a Sunday afternoon was yesterday disturbed after a crash at the intersection of Beechwood Avenue and Lyndhurst Road later descended into an incident akin to Wild Wild West shooting and resulted in an unconscious motorist being rushed to the hospital.


According to people claiming to be eyewitnesses, one driver of a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was travelling north along Beechwood Avenue onto Lyndhurst Road, when he ran the red light at the intersection and collided into the driver's side of a station wagon, rendering the driver unconscious.


"A wait a man a wait on di light to change enuh and as it change and him attempt to drive off mi only hear 'blup' and see when him (the SUV driver) hit the man, reverse and drive off. It look like him think the man musi did dead," one woman claiming to have witnessed the entire fiasco told the Jamaica Observer.


The crowd of onlookers claimed that, instead of stopping at the scene of the accident, the driver of the SUV reversed and sped away, which led to him being chased by another motorist who was travelling along Lyndhurst Road towards Maxfield Avenue and witnessed what had happened.


According to the woman, the other motorist was chasing the driver of the SUV in a bid to have him return to the scene of the accident, but was immediately greeted with gunshots.


"When di man drive him down to tell him to stop, him start fire shot after di man and him have to slow down and pull off," she said.


Other alleged eyewitnesses corroborated the series of events and added that the driver of the SUV later crashed in a wall on Lyndhurst Crescent, but this did not stop his determination to escape.


"When him hit up inna di wall, him jump out and fire some more shot," she said.


However, police on the scene got an early lead into the incident, as part of the front bumper of the SUV fell off with the license plate still attached.


The police later conducted checks on the license plate to ascertain the whereabouts and name of the individual to whom the vehicle is registered. However, up to press time the Observer could not ascertain if an arrest was made.


The injured man, identified only as Delroy, according to onlookers, was pulled from the vehicle's window and rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital for treatment as a result of the damage he sustained from the collision.


 


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