The incident, according to a police report, took place at about 10:45 on that morning along the Island’s Main Road in the Boyd’s area “involving motor bus TA112 driven by Javid Walwyn of Halfway Tree, and motor lorry P3584 own by Valley’s Tent Rental and driven by Eshaba Weekes of Taylor’s Housing Project.
“Investigations revealed that both vehicles were travelling towards Sandy Point when they collided. The bus overturned on the mountain side of the road while the lorry ran off the road on the mountainside,” the press release informed.
It further indicated that there were three individuals travelling in the “cargo tray” of P3584, all of whom were injured during the incident. They were reportedly transported to the Joseph N. France General Hospital and were detained there for medical treatment.
The release noted that at the time of the incident, TA112 was carrying no passengers and while both drivers escaped the incident unscathed, the vehicles were “extensively damaged”.
“The Traffic Department takes this opportunity to make another appeal to motorists, not to transport passengers in the cargo tray of goods vehicles. The practice is dangerous as it exposes passengers to increased risk of injury or even death.”
Investigations into the incident are ongoing.