Latest: News

Transport Authority officer removed from front line

Published: Wednesday January 16, 2013 | 12:55 pm Comments 0

Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner Writer

The Transport Authority has removed one of its officers from frontline duties as it continues to probe a crash which involved one of its units and a Toyota Coaster bus.

The crash occurred last Monday at the intersection of Hanover Street and East Queen Street in downtown, Kingston.

Allegations were raised that personnel from the transport authority had used their vehicle to ram into the passenger bus to get it to stop.

However, the authority said it is still probing the matter.

It said based on its preliminary investigation on the morning in question a joint Transport Authority/Police team was on operation when they saw a loaded Toyota Coaster bus along Hanover Street.

The transport authority further said the bus was deemed to be operating outside of the prescribed route and the driver was signaled to stop.

According to the agency, the driver disobeyed and in an attempt to flee collided with its vehicle.

The driver of the bus was held and later arrested and charged and the vehicle seized.

Like our new Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/gleanerjamaica

Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/JamaicaGleaner

radio@gleanerjm.com

Share |

The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner.
The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to "Letters of the Editor" using the feedback form provided.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Videos

Top Jobs

View all Jobs