Sunday 19 August, 2018

Six ambulances rush to accident scene

Seventeen injured in an accident this afternoon along Spooner's Hill in St. Michael.

Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding a three-vehicular accident, involving two route taxis, and a motor truck, which occurred sometime around 1:15 pm, today, Saturday, January 20, 2018.

The Mass Casualty response was activated.

The first route taxi was driven by O’neal Adams, 47 years of Shop Hill, St. Thomas, whilst the second route taxi was being driven by Shawn Layne, 31 years of Bridgefield, St. Thomas, and the truck by Keyon Questelles, 30 years of Codrington Hill, St. Michael.

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The 17 injured included the three drivers. Five persons out of the 17 were transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) by ambulance complaining for back and neck pains, while the remaining 12 persons were treated and discharged at the scene. 

The mass casualty response included two fire tenders with seven fire officers under the command of Divisional Officer Mervin Mayers.

Six ambulances, three doctors, four nurses, and two orderlies from the QEH, under the command of Acting Medical Director Dr Oredeian, responded to the scene.