One person was killed and at least five others sustained neck, back and leg injuries following a three-vehicle smash up which occurred along Salters Road, St Michael just after 1p.m. today.
The fatal collision involved a public service vehicle, B155, and two motor cars – a Kia Picanto and a red Audi A4.
This afternoon the body of 70-year-old Kishore Samtani Thani of Elizabeth Park, Christ Church was identified at the scene by his wife Dr Vijaya Samtani Thani, a well-known medical doctor. Other family members were also gathered at the scene but declined to speak to reporters.
The minibus was driven by 41-year-old Nigel Burrowes of Cherry Grove, St John and the Audi by 43-year-old Steven Drummond of St Silas Heights, St James. Burrowes complained of back pains and Drummond of lower back and neck pains.
Three passengers in the minibus were also taken to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance for medical treatment.
Today’s death brings to 18 the total number of lives lost on the island’s roads so far this year, compared to ten for all of last year.