Two sisters, ages 10 and 16, are said to be in stable condition after they were mowed down by a motor vehicle along Slipe Road in Kingston yesterday.
According to sources, a taxi cab was travelling at high speed on Slipe Road in when it collided with another vehicle making a turn.
An alleged eyewitnesses said the out of control taxi then hit the girls along the sidewalk.
Fruits flew from one of the cars on impact. One of the drivers ran from the scene while the other was taken into custody. Some persons were saying that the girls, who were in their school uniforms, were hit from the sidewalk while others were saying they were trying to cross the road. It all happened so fast, another said.
"The big one (older sister) get the lick and run off and drop and the younger one lay down same place on the sidewalk with the lollipop in her mouth same way. A people tek dem up and put dem in a car and rush with them gone a 'Public' (Kingston Public Hospital)," another alleged eyewitness said.
Scores of onlookers had converged of the incident on video.
The crash site was littered with fruits and broken glass. Our news team visited the hospital where family members were frantic, all concerned for their little loved ones.
The girls' father in an interview said: "The older one inside and the smaller one dem just rush with her to 'Children's' (Bustamante Hospital for Children). The nurse tell me say they will be alright. Just that one of dem did a talk foolishness but i guess she is still in shock of the incident."
The Kingston Central police confirmed reports of the accident and said that one person is in custody and a motor car that was involved in the accident has been impounded.