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Bus crash claims 4 lives, including 3 Holmwood High students

Posted: April 7, 2011

Two of the 17 persons injured in this morning’s (April 7) fatal accident in Manchester have been air lifted to the University Hospital of the West Indies.


15 others remain hospitalized in critical condition in Manchester.


The accident claimed the lives of the driver of the bus that crashed and three students of the Holmwood Technical High School.


The three students killed were among passengers, on route from Trelawny to Christiana in Manchester, when the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle, which hit a wall and overturned on the Succeed Main Road.


Those killed are 4th former Lyonisa White, Petrinia Clarke, a 5th former, and Venecia Buckley, all from Albert Town in Trelawny.


The driver of the bus remains unidentified.  


Superintendent of Police for Manchester Lascells Taylor says police have received reports that the driver was also the owner of the vehicle.


Meanwhile, The Percy Junior Hospital in Manchester was a scene of gloom following the accident which claimed the lives of three students of Holmwood Technical High School today (April 7).


Hundreds of students, parents, teachers and curious onlookers descended on the hospital grounds as news spread about the gruesome accident, which also resulted in the death of the driver of the ill fated bus.


Hospital staff was kept busy dealing with the numerous injured persons flowing into the facility.





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