Jamaica News, St James: A mother and her two sons, along with two students who attends the Knockalva Agricultural High School in Ramble, Hanover, are among the five patients who are still considered to be serious and being observed at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, following their involvements in a three-vehicle collision, which occurred along a section of the Blue Hole and Montpelier main road in Montpelier, St. James on Tuesday morning, February 19.
Our news team learn that the mother and her two sons, ages 6 and 9-year-old, were among passengers travelling in one of the buses, while both Knockalva students were among other students travelling in the other ill-fated bus.
Reports by the Anchovy police are that shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the driver of a yellow Toyota Hiace minibus was transporting passengers, mainly students, from Savanna-la-mar towards Montego Bay.
On reaching the Montpelier main road in St James, the driver checked his speed to allow the driver of a Isuzu Truck passage to turn at the intersection of the Blue Hole and Montpelier main road.
The truck was in the process of turning when the driver of a white passenger minibus which was also travelling from Savanna-la-mar to Montego Bay, attempted to overtake and crashed into the rear of the bus, and then into the truck.
Thirty people which include the mother and her two sons, thirteen students who attends the Maud McLeod High and Knockalva High Schools, along with two of the drivers and twelve other passengers received injuries and were rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
Thirteen of the victims were immediately sent to the trauma ward and after being treated eight were considered to be out of danger, leaving the mother, her two sons and both students still in serious condition.