UWI students back at school following accident
Seven foreign students of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill campus who were involved in an accident are recovering and ready for the start of the new semester.
The accident occurred on Friday, August 30 while the students, all pedestrians, were walking along University Hill. A van reportedly lost control and struck the students- three males and four females.
Following the accident, five of the students were transported to the QEH by ambulance while the other two opted to seek private medical attention. They all complained of various injuries the worst being pains about the body.
There were no life threatening injuries.
UWI Communications Officer, Chelston Lovell, told Loop News those involved in the accident were all treated and discharged. He said the students are all fit to attend classes which resume today, September 2.
In a statement from the Office of Public Communication, the Campus expressed gratitude to all emergency personnel, health officials and university staff who rendered assistance to the students during their critical time of need.
"Students are our priority and we are dedicated to their safety and security. We are committed to supporting these students and their families during any needed recovery, and we will ensure that all necessary steps are taken to safeguard the students’ academic progress at this crucial juncture..."