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3 dead, 16 hospitalized In PJ Patterson Highway Bus Crash
The deceased have been identified as 54-year-old bus driver Everton Melhado of Dawkin district in James Hill, Clarendon; 67-year-old Veronica Edwards of Trout Hall Pass district, also in Clarendon and 60-year-old Hortense Barnett.
The Ferry Police say based on preliminary investigations, they suspect that one of the bus’ tyres blew out; the driver then lost control of the vehicle, which ran off the road and rolled over several times before coming to a rest on its roof.
Members of the Fire Department, the Jamaica Defence Force as well as doctors and several ambulances were on scene to assist in the treatment and transportation of the injured people.
Credit: Jamaica Gleaner