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16 people injured as bus overturns on Melrose Bypass

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 11:24 AM
The Toyota Hiace bus that was involved in this morning's crash along the Melrose Bypass in Manchester.

Tamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer 

Sixteen people were rushed to hospital with injuries this morning, after a 
Toyota Hiace mini bus in which they were travelling overturned on the Melrose Bypass in Manchester.

The bus plies the Old Harbour to Mandeville route.

The Manchester police say about 7:30 a.m., the bus was travelling in the outer lane of the Melrose Bypass towards Mandeville when it swerved to avoid colliding with a vehicle that was improperly overtaking another coming from the opposite direction.

The bus then hit a stone which blew out a tyre, causing the vehicle to overturn.

All sixteen passengers were taken to the Mandeville Regional Hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.