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One dead, eight injured after multi-vehicle crash in Port Antonio

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 10:28 AM
One of three cars involved in a crash in Port Antonio last night.

Gareth Davis Sr, Gleaner Writer

One man is dead and eight persons including a child were rushed to hospital following a three-vehicle crash along Allan Avenue in Port Antonio, Portland, shortly after 9:30 p.m. yesterday.

The dead man's identity is yet to be ascertained.

According to a preliminary report from the police, a grey Toyota Wish motor car with three people aboard was travelling towards Port Antonio when it crashed into a taxi going in the opposite direction.

The police say the taxi was about to make a right turn unto Smatt Road when it was hit by the Toyota, which swerved into the path of a pedal cyclist, who was hit and thrown unto a concrete-paved walkway, before slamming into a grey motor car - flipping over several times before stopping on its top.

The pedal cyclist, who sustained significant head injuries and was bleeding profusely, was pronounced dead on the scene by a doctor.

The three occupants of the Toyota including a six-year-old child and the driver were rushed to hospital. The four passengers who were traveling in the taxi were also taken to hospital.

The Portland police are investigating.