Eleven hurt in mini-bus crash
September 24, 2010
Eleven hurt in mini-bus crash

Eleven persons had to be taken to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and treated for injuries after mini-bus H 1862, crashed while travelling along the Argyle public road Tuesday, September 21, around 5:54 p.m.{{more}}

The bus, owned by New Church of God, Biabou, was being driven by Deborne John of Diamonds Village when the crash occurred.

John told SEARCHLIGHT that he lost control of the vehicle and that all efforts to regain control proved futile.

The 28-seater ran off the road and overturned, ending up a few yards off the side of the public road. The injured passengers

were treated and discharged from the hospital. Investigations are ongoing.

This is the third vehicular accident to occur along the three and a half kilometre stretch of the Windward Highway which was officially opened in September 2009.

On December 31, 2009, three persons lost their lives as a result of the crash of an 18-seater minivan, while on February 8, 2010, Deputy Leader and General Secretary of the SVG Green Party Ordan Graham sustained minor injuries when the truck he was driving colided with a jeep along the new Argyle road. (DD)