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11 hurt in accidents

Ricardo Leacock

11 hurt in accidents

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EMERGENCY PERSONNEL were kept busy yesterday morning responding to a number of accidents that resulted in injuries.

Nine people were hurt after a three-vehicle collision near the traffic lights on Worthing Road, Christ Church, around 7:40 a.m.

It involved a route taxi (ZR) driven by John Gamble, 59, of Enterprise Christ Church, a container truck driven by 31-year-old Kemar Gooding, of Charnocks, also in Christ Church, and an SUV driven by Jan Steinbok, 54, of Lancaster, St James.

Gamble and eight of his passengers complained of pains to the back, leg, chest and neck. Three were transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance after being treated on the scene by two doctors. Three were referred to a polyclinic for further medical attention while the others opted to seek private medical attention.

Two fire tenders and ten fire officers, along with three ambulances, responded.

Fifteen minutes later in Dayrells Road, also in Christ Church, another three-vehicle crash occurred involving a ZR vehicle, driven by 58-year-old Clifton Gooding, of Jessamy Lane, St Philip.

Rose Trotman-Hinds, 41, of Brittons Hill, St Michael, was driving a van and Jacqueline Ward, 55, of Cane Vale, Christ Church, was behind the wheel of a car.

Two ZR passengers complained of pains to the neck and opted to seek private medical attention.

The third accident, involving two cars, occurred later along Wharf Road in The City. It resulted in a major backup of traffic. (PR/RL)