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Third passenger in Clarendon minibus crash succumbs

Published:Monday | December 29, 2014 | 10:32 AM
Fire officials prepare to remove the crashed mini bus from the ditch - Barbara Ellington Photo

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Another passenger involved in a Clarendon minibus crash two Sundays has died.

Twenty-two-year-old Oshane Osbourne died in the Cornwall Regional Hospital yesterday.

He had sustained trauma to the head, ruptured intestines and several broken bones.

His death has pushed to three, the number of persons to have succumbed from the Clarendon crash.

On Christmas eve, Devon Smith died at the May Pen Hospital on December from trauma to the head and other injuries.

The third person, 30-year-old Anika Smith died on impact when the minibus ended up in a ditch on the Swansea Main Road in Clarendon.

Five people remain hospitalised including the driver has since been transferred to the University Hospital of the West Indies.

The Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry is today expected to provide the latest official road death figures with just two days before 2014 ends.

The more than 320 deaths recorded so far this year is well pass the 240 mark that the Road Safety Unit had targeted for 2014.

The figure is also the highest since 2009, when 347 road deaths were recorded.

In the meantime, director of the Road Safety Unit, Kenute Hare, continues to appeal to pedestrians and motorcyclists to be cautious.

These two groups of people are the most frequent victims of road crashes.

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