VIDEO: Young Samaritan comes to accident victim's rescue
The overturned vehicle (right) was driven by Nicole Alleyne who had to be transported by ambulance to the QEH.
A young woman is being hailed a hero after swooping to the rescue at the scene of a freak accident.
Modest Jade Agard, 20, insists she is by no means a hero - but those at the scene of the accident on the ABC Highway today would tell a different story.
Around midday, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, two cars were involved in a collision at the Clyde Walcott roundabout which saw the driver of one vehicle being transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) by ambulance.
As a result of the accident, the car owned and driven by 38-year-old Nicole Alleyne of Pitcher Hill, St. Patricks, Christ Church overturned on the road while the other vehicle, driven by 37-year-old Reschille Cox of Emerald Park, St. Philip ran off the main road and stopped in the middle of the roundabout. Alleyne complained of injuries to the neck, shoulder and hand.
Agard, who is a certified first responder, told reporters she was travelling with her mother when she saw the accident unfold. She said she immediately rushed to the aid of Alleyne, who was trapped inside the vehicle.
She explained a few men, who were also travelling on that stretch of the highway, assisted by pulling Alleyne out of the smashed vehicle and placed her a safe distance away on the grassy area of the roundabout.
Agard tended to Alleyne's injuries until emergency services arrived. She stressed how critical it was for everyone to receive basic first-aid training so as to assist in life and death situations such as these.
Another freak accident also occurred along another section of the ABC Highway today. Police released the following information:
An accident which resulted in no injuries occurred about 9:15 am on Wednesday May 30, 2018 along the Barrow Section of the A.B.C Highway about 100 yards south of the HTC Ramsay roundabout.
It involved a motor car, S4985, owned and driven by Leander Clarke 37 years of #1 Fitts Village, St. James and a motor truck, MB6597, owned by C.O.Williams Construction Ltd and driven by David Shepherd 52 years of Diamond Valley, St. Philip.
Both vehicles were travelling towards the direction of Pine Hill Diary when they became involved in a collision as a result the motor car was pushed onto the jersey barrier. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.