A male secondary school student is nursing head injuries after a utility pole, which was knocked down by a truck, spilt and fell on his him while he was walking along Sir Sidney Walling Highway yesterday afternoon.
The Irene B Williams Secondary School (IBWSS) student, whose name and age were unknown up to press time, was rushed to the Mount St John’s Medical Centre via ambulance.
The accident occurred shortly after 1 pm in the vicinity of Ace Enterprises Ltd, and opposite the Road Safety Group’s sign which encourages vehicle operators: “Don’t Be A ‘D’ Driver”.
OBSERVER media arrived on the scene shortly after the Emergency Medical Technicians had transported the young man to the hospital.
However, students of IBWSS and All Saints Secondary School (ASSS) explained how the events unfolded since they were walking in the company of the accident victim at the time of the incident.
According to the students, the truck driver – Frances Reyes De La Cruz – was travelling from east to west and was speeding through the traffic light and lost control of the vehicle after he swerved to avoid a bus.
The young men said that they scrambled to get out of the way after they realised they were in danger. All but one of them managed to escape the truck when the driver ran into a utility pole.
The police told OBSERVER media that when the pole split, it fell and a portion slammed into the student, causing him to fall and sustain an injury.
(More in today’s Daily Observer)
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