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UPDATE: Police officer dies in PBR accident

A member of the police guard and emergency branch died in an accident on the priority bus route in Arima, this morning.

Reports are that Corporal Isaac was driving to his station in Aranguez—via the PBR near Olton Road, Arima—when he lost control of the car.

Eye-witness accounts confirm his vehicle's right front tyre blew out, causing the vehicle to swerve to the right and lose control.

The car spun and hit a full 12-seater maxi taxi heading east.

Police say Isaac died instantly.

Accident on PBR

 

We have news of a vehicular collision on the Priority Bus Route, this morning.

Details are still sketchy, but Guardian Media understands the accident occurred in the vicinity of Olton Road, Arima.

A maxi taxi is believed to have been involved in a crash with another vehicle.

There are unconfirmed reports of at least one fatality.

And we will update this story, as details come to hand.

7 hurt in Tobago accident

Seven people were rushed to hospital this morning following an accident in Tobago.

Details are still coming in, however, CNC3 NEWS understands the accident took place along Buccoo Road at around 12 am.

Among those injured were three females and four males.

All persons were taken to the Scarborough General Hospital for treatment.

We will have more on this story as details come to hand.

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UPDATE: One dead, 4 injured in Beetham Highway accident

An accident on the Beetham Highway, today, has left one woman dead and four injured.

The accident happened after 4 o'clock this morning when a woman driving a Nissan X-Trail—which had at least one passenger—tried to overtake a truck along the highway.

She crashed into the truck.

Multiple first responder vehicles had to come to the scene to attend to the injured.

The crash caused traffic to back up as far as Grand Bazaar.

Jamaica’s former Prime Minister undergoes surgery today

Jamaica’s former Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson is undergoing surgery today, following a motor vehicle crash at his house in St Andrew.

A statement yesterday from The People’s National Party (PNP), which Mr Patterson used to lead, reported that the medical team attending to him determined that he suffered injuries to his right knee and right hip.

Mr Patterson was taken to the Tony Thwaites Wing at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) on Monday night, following the accident.

Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson In Hospital After Motor Vehicle Accident

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, PJ Patterson, is now undergoing a complete medical evaluation at the University Hospital of the West Indies, following an accident last night.

Mr Patterson was rushed to hospital late Monday evening after a reported motor vehicle accident at his upper St Andrew home. The extent of his injuries, if any, could not be immediately ascertained.

Couple killed in crash to be cremated together

Sev­en­teen-year-old Sta­cy Paul and her boyfriend Ronald De­onar­ine, 21, want­ed to build a life with each oth­er.

In­stead, they died to­geth­er and will be cre­mat­ed side by side at the Shore of Peace on Wednes­day.

Police officers injured in accident

Four police officers were injured in an accident in Barrackpore Tuesday morning. 

Reports indicate that none of the officers received life-threatening injuries.

However, images showed the officers being transported from the scene of the accident in an ambulance. 

One eyewitness told Guardian Media's Ivan Toolsie that a red pick-up truck which was driving behind the officers crashed into the police vehicle after they suddenly mashed brakes. 

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