57-yr Old Woman Dies after being Struck by JUTC Bus

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A Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) driver has been removed from frontline duty after the bus he was driving mowed down a woman on Windward Road in Kingston last evening.

The incident happened at about 8:30. Dead is 57-year-old Esther Simpson.

JUTC’s Corporate Communications Manager, Cecil Thoms, spoke with Nationwide News this morning.

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Mr. Thoms says the woman reportedly walked into the path of the bus.

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In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.