Long Hill Accident Results in Massive Traffic Pile Up in St James

A traffic accident, which occurred along a section of the Long Hill main road in St James, on Wednesday morning, October 24th, as left one man in critical condition at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, and resulted in a massive traffic pile-up which left dozens of motorist and commuters stranded.

The Anchovy Police have reported that about 7:00 am, on Wednesday, the driver of a white Noah bus was proceeding from the directions of Anchovy towards Montego Bay.

On reaching a section of the Long Hill main road, the driver lost control of the vehicle which crashed over precipice hundreds of feet below.

The Fire Department, ambulance service and the police were alerted, and upon arrival, it took the emergency team some time to pull the victim from the wreckage to safety.

It took the wrecking team several hours to clear the blockage, and pull the crashed vehicle back to the roadway, and this resulted in hundreds of motorist been left stranded on both directions.

Several dozen students, other police officers, tour buses and commuters travelling to work, were left stranded.

One bus operator told our news team that it is now full time that the relevant authorities, carry out work on that section of work, due to a large number of accidents which takes place in that exact spot each week.

Several tourists who were travelling to White House in Westmoreland also voiced their concern and mentioned that the Jamaican authorities need to address these situations which constantly continues to be a hazard to the public.

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