Police Offers Counselling to Family Members of Injured Persons in St James Accident

St James Accident
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September 17, 2019 – Members of the Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB) and the Chaplaincy Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force have been deployed to commence counselling sessions and provide support for the family members of the twenty-two persons that were impacted in an accident which claimed two lives, on the Flankers main road in St. James on Monday, September 16.

The deceased have been identified as 33-year-old Oniel Henry, chef of Lilliput and 60-year-old Anthony Forbes of Providence both in St. James.

Reports received from the investigators at the Coral Gardens Police Station are that about 4:00 p.m., the driver of a Toyota Corolla motorcar which was travelling towards Montego Bay, allegedly lost control of the vehicle and went into the path of a Nissan Caravan motor vehicle that was travelling in the opposite direction. A Nissan AD Wagon motorcar subsequently collided into the rear section of the Nissan Caravan.

The Police were summoned and all three drivers along with nineteen students who were travelling in the Nissan Caravan were transported to hospital. Henry, the driver of the Toyota Corolla motorcar and Forbes who was driving the Nissan Caravan, were pronounced dead.

Of the nineteen children involved in the accident, two children remain in critical condition. The other children are hospitalized and being treated for non-life threatening conditions.

 

Featured Image: Deceased men 33-year-old Oniel Henry, chef of Lilliput and 60-year-old Anthony Forbes of Providence both in St. James.

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