Accident on F. T. Williams Highway Leaves 3 Injured

The incident is reported to have occurred, at about the time Police Sergeant, Calvin Amory, of the Traffic Department, was on local radio, cautioning drivers to exercise extreme care on a wet Monday morning in St. Kitts.

As a result, passenger bus H21, driven at the time by Gregory Skerritt of Newtown, skidded off the highway, just north of the Joseph N France Hospital. 

According to residents in the area, the driver seemed to be having difficulty maintaining control of the bus. The vehicle is said to have dragged for a few yards before coming to a stop over the nearby drain.IMG00191-20110314-0900

The driver, who looked to be in some measure of pain, was taken from the vehicle and transported to the nearby hospital by the EMS team that arrived on the scene.

The other occupants of the bus were a young lady and a baby, who appeared shock and in some discomfort from pains being experienced over various parts of their bodies, mainly the head.

IMG00195-20110314-0901Residents said that they were alerted after hearing a loud noise in the direction of the highway, and when they arrived after a few seconds, they tried to assist the victims.

The white passenger bus is owned by Lydia Cranstoun-McIntosh of Taylors. Damage was sustained to the front section while the rear window was dislodged. A rough estimate of the damage, according to some experts on the scene, could amount to between $12,000-$20,000, but they advise that a more careful examination or damage assessment is required.

Police are currently carrying out their investigations.IMG00212-20110314-0918


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