Bus crash - Kingston to St. Catherine Causeway

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Title

Bus crash - Kingston to St. Catherine Causeway

Description

"Crash...the dreaded Causeway jinx strikes again: The death-trap Kingston to St. Catherine Causeway claimed yet another victim on Friday night.
This time it was a soldier on duty, Private Clinton
who was pronounced dead on arrival at the Kingston Public Hospital.
Nine other soldiers and a civilian were injured in the bridge collision between their vehicle and a near empty JOS bus.
It happened 10 minutes before midnight. Ten J.D.F. soldiers had just dismantled their road block to move on to another spot to continue random security blocks on highway users.
The army truck had hardly travelled 300 yards towards Kingston to begin the ascent of the humped bridge, when the J.O.S. bus - its driver the only occupant - came over the brow of the bridge and hurtled down at the truck.
The two vehicles smashed head-on. All ten uniformed soldiers were injured, Private Stewart fatally.
The driver of the army truck, Private Dyer, miraculously escaped death. So did bus driver Eric Hinds. But both have been admitted to hospital.
Both vehicles were extensively damaged and were moved near dawn yesterday.
Picture shows the wrecked bus being moved away."

Subject

Traffic accidents - Jamaica; Automobiles; Bus accidents - Jamaica; Motor vehicles; Buses

Creator

Michael Jarrett (Daily News)

Date

1-Jan-1978

Source

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

Identifier

D0008087

Rights

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

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

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Citation

Michael Jarrett (Daily News), “Bus crash - Kingston to St. Catherine Causeway,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed December 2, 2021, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/7243.