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Garvey Maceo student rushed to UWI after Clarendon crash, among 28 injured

Published:Friday | September 9, 2016 | 9:05 PM

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

At least 28 people including 23 students were injured this morning when the bus transporting them collided with a motor car near Garvey Maceo High in May Pen, Clarendon.

Some of the victims reportedly suffered broken limbs and are currently receiving treatment at the May Pen Hospital.

However, a 15-year-old male student of Garvey Maceo who suffered serious injuries was reportedly rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UWI) for further treatment.

The driver of the Toyota Hiace bus reportedly ran from the scene.

Councillor for the Denbigh division Joel Williams says the driver was plying the route illegally.

 

Councillor For Denbigh division, Joel Williams

Meanwhile, Vice-Principal of Garvey Maceo High, Orrette Wallace, says the school administrators have been encouraging students to avoid buses driven by reckless drivers.

Wallace is appealing to parents to encourage their children to travel on the buses supplied under the rural school bus system.

 

Vice Prinicpal of Garvey Maceo High Orrette Wallace

The buses are supplied by the Transport ministry and are intended to minimise the number of accidents involving school children in rural areas.

Correction: This article previously stated that a 15-year-old Garvey Maceo High student was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital, however, this is not so, he was taken to the University Hospital of the West Indies.