According to information received by this media house, the incident occurred at about 3:29 p.m. in the vicinity of the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) located just outside the school.
MiyVue.com understands that Rosemary Turner – who resides at Earl Mourne, Bird Rock – was standing at the bus stand just outside the school (on the sea side of the road) while motor van PA6285 – owned by American Bakery and driven by Anthony Huggins of Freeman’s Village – was reversing from near the ATM. A collision occurred and Turner was pinned under the left rear wheel of the vehicle before the driver drove forward to release her.
The 51-year-old was taken to the Joseph N. France General Hospital for treatment and is detained on the Surgical Ward. She reportedly suffered multiple injuries including a broken rib and a broken right hand with other injuries to her other limbs.
MiyVue.com understands that Huggins was served with a notice of intended prosecution and investigations into the matter are ongoing.
Turner’s incident is the third such incident to have occurred within the past month with the first taking place along the F. T. Williams Highway and the other in Molineaux.
The Traffic Department is therefore reminding both motorists and pedestrians to exercise caution when using the roads.
“We are asking motorists exercise caution when using the roads and to have an eye out for other road users especially pedestrians. We recognize that within a month, we have had three serious accidents involving pedestrians and that is three too many. We are also asking pedestrians to be careful when using the road and be aware of oncoming traffic at all times,” Sergeant Amory told MiyVue.com.