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Bustamante Highway collision: Two children among persons admitted to hospital

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 2:06 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Several persons had to be rushed to hospital yesterday afternoon following a collision along a section of the Bustamante Highway in Clarendon.

The accident which occurred sometime after 5 o’clock, involved a Nissan Caravan minibus with six people aboard.

It was heading towards May Pen when it collided with a Toyota Corolla with three persons including two school children which was travelling in the opposite direction.

According to the police, the Toyota Corolla attempted to make a U-turn in the vicinity of Sandy Bay when it ended up in the path of the Nissan Caravan.

The children, both girls, ages five and 15 years old have been admitted to hospital in serious condition. 

The driver of the Corolla who sustained several broken bones was also admitted.

The police have renewed their call for motorists to exercise due diligence and caution when using the roads.

Clarendon has recorded three accident related fatalities so far this year.