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Bus in fatal Highway 2000 crash was not insured

Published:Saturday | April 12, 2014 | 9:35 AM

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer



The victims who survived a fatal accident on Highway 2000 in March are now in limbo in relation to compensation for injuries they received as the bus was reportedly not insured.




The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that the bus was being driven on an expired cover note as the insurance process was never completed.



This means that the bus was not insured to transport passengers at the time of the accident.



The owner of the bus is reportedly overseas, and the driver, John Lawrence, died in the accident.



The police say to date they have not received any documentation or paperwork for the bus and so no legal proceedings can’t take place.



The accident which occurred March 11 on the Vineyards leg of Highway 2000 also claimed the lives of Maxwell Salky of Redberry, Porus and Clive Smith of Craig Head District in Manchester.



Twelve others were injured in that accident.



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