1 dead, 39 hurt in Jamaica bus crash; driver flees

KINGSTON, Jamaica—Police in Jamaica say a bus has plunged over a cliff on the Caribbean island’s north coast, killing a teenage girl and injuring 39 people.

Police Constable Yanique Matthews says the bus driver fled after the accident late Friday and has not been found.

Matthews said Saturday that the bus was carrying church members to a weekend retreat when it went off the road in St. Ann, Jamaica’s largest parish. She says a 16-year-old girl died and several of the 39 injured people are in critical condition.

Jamaica Urban Transit Co. spokesman Reginald Allen says the person driving the bus was not scheduled to be the designated driver. The bus company and police are investigating.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply