persons were injured in an accident on the Triumph Public
Road yesterday afternoon, when a 4 x 4 motor vehicle
rammed a minibus en route to Victoria, sending it
crashing into a power pole. Among
them were at least nine school children, a nurse, the
driver and conductor of the minibus. No one in the 4
x 4 was hurt.
Those injured in the minibus BLL 1949 travelling from the
Stabroek bus park are:
-Taviena Williams, a
nurse employed at the Woodlands Hospital and on her way
-Kestor Mc Kinnon, 18, the conductor of the
minibus; the driver whose name was only given as “Pep
-Kevin David, 14, of Apex Academy;
13, of New Life Ministries Secondary School;
13, of St. Stanislaus College;
-Tiffany Nkosi ,16, of City
-Marijk Azore, 17, of Bladen Hall Secondary School
-Keona Duncan, 16, of Apex Educational Institute; and
-Marva Pestano Belle, 15, also of Apex Academy. Three
other children escaped unhurt.
of the minibus and some of the injured school children
related that around 16:00 h the minibus travelling east
along the Triumph Public Road, was about to cross the
National Walk Road when they spotted the 4 x 4 jeep PGG
7276, travelling south along National Walk and about
to cross the Triumph Public Road.
However, Mc Kinnon recalled that when they realised that
the jeep was headed for a collision with them, the driver
of the minibus tried pulling aside. But the jeep crashed
into the bus and caused it to hit a power pole.
On hearing the loud crash, villagers and other passers by
rushed to the scene to offer help. Some of the
injured were whisked away to hospital in cars while
others, less seriously injured, awaited the ambulance
which was summoned.
Villagers on the scene marveled at the fact that the bus
did not end up in a nearby trench. ‘