A thundering jolt shocked a family of two in Lion Castle, St Thomas this morning when a Transport Board bus travelling along the Sturges route crashed into their concrete home.
There were just three passengers and bus driver 53-year-old Arguy Bailey aboard when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the house.
Homeowner Yvette Boyce and the three passengers onboard received minor injuries and sought private treatment. The house was extensively damaged and the front of the bus was wrecked.
The Transport Board has begun investigating the incident, said the bus company’s marketing and corporate communications manager for the Transport Board, Lynda Holder.
“At this time the Board is continuing to investigate the circumstances of the accident and of course this is to ensure that similar situations does not (recur),” said Holder.
This is the second time in a month that a Transport Board bus has crashed into a house. On September 3, a bus heading to Bridgetown along Ellerton, St George crashed into the home of Ellerton resident Trevor Boyce.
Holder assured that the buses were in good condition and accidents were coincidental despite their similarities.
“We would not put a bus on the road that we felt had mechanical challenges,” she said.