A bus transporting University of the West Indies students was involved in a fatal accident in St Ann this morning. The coaster bus driver was killed and about 25 students are said to be in hospital in serious condition.
The accident occurred along the Steer Town Main Road sometime after 9:00, when the coaster collided with a trailer truck.
The students were on their way to a football match in St James when the accident occurred.
A Media Release from the UWI noted: “…All the UWI students who were travelling on the bus are accounted for and none are considered critical at this time. A number of UWI medical personnel along with medical personnel at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital are at the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital and the situation is being constantly monitored by the Campus Administration. Arrangements are being put in place by the Mona Campus to transport students back to Kingston.”