Several persons are currently being treated at the Joseph N France Hospital for injuries sustained during a head-on collision between two passenger buses, in the New Guinea area.
Personnel from the Fire and Rescue Services had to utilize the “jaws of life” to extricate two persons- one from each bus.
This was confirmed by the Acting Fire and Rescue Chief, Everette O’Garro. He also confirmed that the incident occurred around 3 p.m. this afternoon, January 23.
There has not been any confirmation from the Police as to how many persons were in the two vehicles or their current conditions but an update will be provided in our next newscast.
According to witnesses, the bus referred to as “Carpy” was coming from the Sandy Point area and the other passenger bus “Secrets” was headed toward Sandy Point, when the collision occurred.
Video footage of the Fire and Rescue services working to extricate the trapped persons from the wreck is being circulated via social media and Whatsapp and there has been much concern for the two victims who had to be freed.
This accident comes within weeks of another serious collision involving two passenger buses in the White Gate area, where one bus driver was pitched yards out of his vehicle, after the impact of the accident.