Eight people were injured today in a three-vehicle smash-up, which occurred just outside Lanterns Mall, along Hastings Main Road, Christ Church.
The 12:35 p.m. collision involved a blue Hyundai Accent motorcar, G2871; a minibus, BM79 and a white Suzuki van, MZ144.
Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said the motorcar was exiting Lanterns Mall when it collided with the minibus, which in turn collided with the van, which was exiting the nearby KFC outlet.
The driver of the motorcar – 26-year-old Casia Hinds-Downes of Bourne Village, St George – complained of pains to her lower back, right hand and right leg while the driver of the minibus – 53-year-old Henderson Brown of Ruby, St Philip – and his conductor – 39-year-old David Odderson of Silver Hill, Christ Church – both complained of back pains.
Sixty-four-year-old Clyde Crichlow, a passenger in the van, complained of various pains about the body; so too did three passengers in the minibus.
Three of the injured were transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, while the others opted to seek private medical attention following the accident, which forced the closure of a section of the Hastings road for over four hours, causing traffic to be diverted.