Alphanso Hamilton and Edson Simms were under a JOS bus doing work when another bus crashed into it

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Title

Alphanso Hamilton and Edson Simms were under a JOS bus doing work when another bus crashed into it

Description

"Bloodied but alive - JOS mechanics Alphonso Hamilton and Edson Simms were two lucky men on Saturday. They were underneath JOS bus on Half Way Tree Road effecting repairs when a bus owned by Mr. V. Wedderburn of 14 Hunts Bay Road, Kingston 11 and which plies between Kingston and Spanish Town crashed into the back of the parked bus propelling it over 82 feet with the two men underneath. They suffered cuts to their heads and faces and were treated at the Medical Associates Hospital and sent home. A 13-year old boy Fitzroy Watkins who was riding on the steps of the Spanish Town bus was pinned between the two buses and is now a patient in the Kingston Public Hospital with cuts and a fractured left leg."

Subject

Traffic accidents - Jamaica; Buses; Traffic accident victims

Creator

Alvin Jones (Daily News)

Date

16-Jun-1979

Source

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

Identifier

D0008051

Rights

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

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

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Citation

Alvin Jones (Daily News), “Alphanso Hamilton and Edson Simms were under a JOS bus doing work when another bus crashed into it,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed September 28, 2022, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/7227.