One Child Remains in Critical Condition Following Deadly 3-Vehicle Collision

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One child who was involved in the deadly three-vehicle collision yesterday afternoon in St James remains in critical condition this afternoon.

Two of the drivers 33-year-old Oneil Henry and 60-year-old Anthony Forbes died in the crash yesterday.

This morning, two of the children had been transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny.

However Head of the St. James Police, Superintendent Vernon Ellis, says one of them has since made progress.

Superintendent Vernon Ellis, Head of the St. James Police speaking with Nationwide News.

He says Inspector Yvonne Whyte-Powell and a team from the Community Safety and Security Branch will be visiting the schools impacted by the accident to offer counseling and support.

The students attend Chetwood Preparatory School, Corinaldi Primary, Barracks Road Primary and We Care Infant School.

The crash occurred at about 3:55 yesterday afternoon on the Flanker Main Road in the parish. 

According to reports, a White Toyota Corolla motor car with two adults aboard was travelling along the main road towards Montego Bay, when the driver reportedly lost control.

The car ran across a median unto the opposite side of the road, crashing into a Nissan Caravan bus that was carrying fifteen students.

A third vehicle, a Nissan AD Wagon with five children aboard which was travelling behind the bus, also slammed into one of the vehicles.



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.


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