A Fire Service official is calling on road users to use their “commonsense” in light of this morning’s vehicle accident in Choc that left more than a dozen people nursing injuries.
The highway at Choc has been the scene of a number of tragic accidents over the past months.
When asked by a reporter what appeal he would make to the public, Station Officer at the Fire Service Headquarters, Jermaine William, said: “Well, it’s just commonsense. I mean don’t drink and drive. If you did not get enough sleep you need to get some rest, pull over and get some rest, and basically observe the rules of the road.
The accident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. in front the St. James’s Club Morgan Bay resort, when a 20-seater Sandals Grande coaster bus collided head-on with a Toyota Corolla Hatchback car (registration #PC3708).
The impact sent both vehicles off the road and into bushes.
Officials said about 15 persons were on the bus and the drivers of both vehicles were among the injured persons who were transported to hospital via several ambulances and private means.
Injuries ranged from multiple fractures to minor injuries, officials said.