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Holmwood students injured in bus crash

Published: Friday January 18, 2013 | 11:23 am Comments 0
The wrecked Toyota Hiace Bus - Dave Lindo/Photographer
The wrecked Toyota Hiace Bus - Dave Lindo/Photographer
Holmwood Technical High School Vice-Principal Edward Hector - Dave Lindo/Photographer
Holmwood Technical High School Vice-Principal Edward Hector - Dave Lindo/Photographer

Dave Lindo, Gleaner Writer

Several students of the Holmwood Technical High School were injured in a road accident, when a mini-bus they were travelling in overturned at the foot of Shooter's Hill in Manchester.

The students were travelling in a Hiace mini-bus from Mandeville to Holmwood in Christiana, Manchester when the driver failed to negotiate the Shooter's Hill and Kendal Road intersection.

The bus subsequently overturned and fell into a gully at the side of the road.

The students were rushed to hospitals in the parish.

Vice Principal of Holmwood Technical, Edward Hector, who was at the Mandeville Regional Hospital said that 18 Holmwood students are being treated at hospitals.

“As far as our information is concern there are 16 students at the hospital in Mandeville (Regional Hospital) and two at the Percy Junor Hospital in Spaulding,” he said.

“They are being assessed now for their degree of injuries. Most of them are up and about, none is unconscious at the moment so we are hoping that it would fair out on the good side.”

Hector said that a few of the students reportedly sustained broken limbs.

“Others have bruises, cuts and bumps, the bus overturned so those injuries would naturally occur,” he added.

“The parents of the students are being informed now, we just want them to remain calm. We want them (parents) to call the school to see if their children were in the accident.”

A policeman on the scene of the accident said that based on reports the driver of the bus was speeding.

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