• The JLP Chairman says Dr. Chang is at home resting with family and was not seriously injured.

Transport Minister Urges Jamaicans To Observe Road Codes, Slow Down


JLP Chairman and Transport Minister, Robert Montague, is renewing his call for all Jamaicans to observe the rules of the road and exercise caution.

He renewed his call via a statement to the media this afternoon in which he noted the sharp increase in deaths on the nation’s roads this year.

During the statement, Mr. Montague says the JLP is thankful that today’s crash involving National Security Minister, Dr. Horace Chang, his security personnel and a civilian, wasn’t fatal.

The JLP Chairman says Dr. Chang is at home resting with family and was not seriously injured.

A Toyota Prado in which Dr. Chang was a passenger and an AD wagon motorcar were involved in a collision in the Grants Pen community in St. Andrew at approximately 5:40 this morning.

The Prado reportedly overturned then flipped twice.

Minister Chang was carried to the Tony Thwaites Wing of the University Hospital of the West Indies, where he did precautionary tests and was released.

The Minister’s bodyguards sustained some external injuries.
They were also treated and released.

The driver of the AD Wagon motorcar was reportedly not hurt.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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