Bus Tire Blow-out Leaves 3 Dead, 16 Hospitalized in Clarendon

Three people were last night killed and several others injured when a public passenger bus overturned on the Spanish Town leg of the PJ Patterson Highway.

{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}he deceased have been identified as 54-year-old bus driver Everton Melhado of Dawkin district in James Hill, Clarendon; 67-year-old Veronica Edwards of Trout Hall Pass district, also in Clarendon and 60-year-old Hortense Barnett.

The Ferry Police say based on preliminary investigations, they suspect that one of the bus’ tyres blew out; the driver then lost control of the vehicle, which ran off the road and rolled over several times before coming to a rest on its roof.

Members of the Fire Department, the Jamaica Defence Force as well as doctors and several ambulances were on scene to assist in the treatment and transportation of the injured people.