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16 people injured as bus overturns on Melrose Bypass

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 4:24 AM
The Toyota Hiace bus that was involved in this morning's crash along the Melrose Bypass in Manchester.

Tamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer 

MANCHESTER, Jamaica:
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.