An accident which occurred along a section of the Barbican main road, in Hanover, on Wednesday morning. June 19, claimed the lives of two men and injured eighteen others.
Deceased are Kevaughn Sutherland, of High-Level Road, in Sandy Bay and Everton Riley, otherwise called ” Wanga” bus operator, both of Hanover addresses.
Reports by the Sandy Bay police are that about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Riley was driving a blue Toyota Hiace minibus, which was loaded with passengers, from the directions of Sandy Bay towards Lucea.
On reaching a section of the Barbican main road, in the vicinity of Chukka Blue Adventures Tours, he came on a collision course with a grey Nissan Tida motor car, which was heading from the directions of Lucea, towards Sandy Bay, and driven by Sutherland.
The police reported that Sutherland swerved to avoid hitting a pothole in his lane and collided with the bus.
Both vehicles were severely damaged, resulting in the drivers of both vehicles, and eighteen passengers who were traveling in the bus sustaining injuries.
Riley got trapped in the wreckage of the bus and was cut free by firefighters. Both drivers and the wounded passengers were rushed to Lucea hospital, where Riley and Sutherland, were both pronounced dead.
Two other passengers are said to be in critical conditions are presently in the hospital’s intensive care unit, sixteen others treated and some admitted in serious but stable condition.