POLICE PR – Officers attached to the Traffic Department of the Vieux Fort Police Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding an accident, which occurred along the St. Jude’s Highway, Vieux Fort about 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014.
Information suggests that an omnibus was travelling along the St. Jude’s Highway in the direction of Vieux Fort, when it veered off the right side of the road and overturned. At the time of the accident, there were two passengers on board the omnibus which was being driven by 20-year-old Herburt Gary of Augier, Vieux Fort.
As a result of the impact, 18-year-old Emelda Mosely, 22-year-old Anderson Walter, and the driver sustained injuries and were transported to St. Jude Hospital.
All three persons were treated and admitted. Gary is said to be in a critical condition whereas the other two passengers are in a stable condition.
The omnibus sustained extensive damage.
Two persons – a male and a female – are feared dead after a small private bus (PK1857) overturned on the St. Jude’s Highway in the Cantonment area just before noon today.
The accident occurred sometime between 11:45 and 12 noon. Three persons were on board the bus.
“The girl is out of the bus and the guy who is trapped is very bloody… The bus overturned in the Cantonment gap,” said an eyewitness.
Another eyewitness alleged that “the driver was speeding and overtook a truck. He then almost hit a minibus but swerved to avoid the collision then his vehicle overturned.”