Accident at road-a-bout opposite the Jose Marti Secondary School

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Title

Accident at road-a-bout opposite the Jose Marti Secondary School

Description

"Independence tragedy: twenty-four year old Loretta Blackwood of 61 Waltham Park Road being lifted to a vehicle to be rushed to the Spanish Town Hospital yesterday morning after an accident at the round about opposite the Jose Marti Secondary School. Ms. Blackwood and two children - Alton Williams seven, and his sister Neuvel Williams six, were in the back of a Toyota van being driven by Desnoes and Geddes salesman Bertie Wedderburn and proceeding towards Spanish Town. The van failed to negotiate the corner, crashed into the curb wall throwing all three on to the traffic island. The van overturned twice in the process before it mounted the island and then dragged Ms. Williams beneath the vehicle back into the road. Passersby shifted the van from above her and rushed her to hospital but she was dead on arrival. Alton received two nasty cuts to the face but Neuvel was only shaken up. The tragedy occurred at about 10:30."

Subject

Traffic accidents - Jamaica; Motor vehicles; Traffic accident victims

Creator

Charles Kinkead (Daily News)

Date

7-Aug-1979

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection IN: Daily News Collection - Accidents, Ja. - Road

Identifier

D0008044

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

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Citation

Charles Kinkead (Daily News), “Accident at road-a-bout opposite the Jose Marti Secondary School,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed January 25, 2022, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/7220.