Close call for driver


A TRANSPORT BOARD worker walked away with no visible injuries after the bus he was driving careered off the road and landed in a ditch on Summervale Road, just outside of Church Village, St Philip, yesterday.

The incident occurred around 6:20 a.m. a stone’s throw from Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds.

According to the police, driver Steve Haynes, 42, of St Patrick’s, Christ Church, was the lone occupant of the Marco Polo bus, which was making a school run to Society, St John.

It was a close call for Haynes as the vehicle ended up almost on its top after crashing through a protective barrier.

Lynda Holder, marketing and corporate communications manager at the Transport Board, told the MIDWEEK NATION Haynes walked away from the incident but was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for observation.

As the news spread through the neighbouring village, dozens made their way to the site. Many expressed shock at the state of the vehicle as well as relief that there were no passengers on board.

Police reports said Haynes complained of pain to one of his legs. (JS)



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