Sunday, Jun 24, 2018

18 injured in accident

18 injured in accident
20 Mar

The island's mass casualty team was pressed into action following a two vehicle accident involving a minibus and a motor lorry at Black Rock main road, St Michael Monday morning.

The accident occurred about 6:10 am.

A total of eighteen people were reportedly injured, with sixteen onboard the minibus complained of various pains.

The driver of the minibus, 47-year-old Anderson Squires of Oxnard, St. James, received lacerations to the forehead and his hands.

The most serious was the driver of the lorry, 68-year-old Tony Clarke of Fitts Village, St James, who had to be freed from the vehicle by personnel from the fire service.

He received multiple fractures to both legs, and was transported to the QEH by ambulance where his condition is listed as critical but stable.

The mass casualty response team included two fire tenders with eight officers under the command of Divisional Officer Errol Gaskin, three doctors, and four nurses from the QEH, headed by Dr. Byer, three ambulances, two from the QEH, and one from the BDF, and personnel from the BDF.

Police are also investigating another accident involving a pedestrian and a car along on Welchman Hall main road St. Thomas around eight Monday morning.

13-year-old Glendene Grace of Bryan Road, Welchman Hall is now receiving medical attention at the QEH after being involved in an accident with a car driven by 28-year-old Mario Murray of Eden Lodge St. Michael.

Grace complained of pain to her left shoulder, head, left side, and left ankle and was transported to the QEH by ambulance.