Two men were seriously injured while three others were slightly hurt in a three-car smash-up on Upper Bay Street, on the outskirts of the City late last night.
The accident, which occurred around midnight just a stone’s throw away from Government Headquarters, resulted in Cedric Alleyne, the driver one car, sustaining a broken foot and other injuries, while Shae Alleyene – one of his two passengers – complained of excruciating pain all about his body.
It was a delicate and painstaking task for fire officers as they cut both Cedric and Shae out of the vehicle.
A third occupant of that car, Jhiovinnie McCollin, was not seriously hurt even after the vehicle, which ended up a mangled wreck, is said by one eyewitness to have flipped about five times in the air before crashing into a taxi traveling in the same direction.
The driver of that taxi, Dennis Puckerin of Flag Staff, St. Michael was not seriously injured, neither was Rishi Paijwani, the driver of the third car going in the opposite direction.
Paijwani of Sunset Drive, Forte George Heights was able to get out of his vehicle and walk around, but his Mercedes Benz engine dropped out with the front of the vehicle appeared to have been cut off from the impact.
Four of the five injured were treated at the scene by paramedics and then taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, while the other sought private medical attention.
Three ambulances and two fire tenders responded to the emergency call as police diverted traffic through Sandbox Avenue and Beckles Road. (EJ)