Spanish Town, St. Catherine – The Kingston Central Police have launched an investigation into the death of a pedestrian after he was reportedly struck by a JUTC bus on the weekend in Down Town, Kingston.
He has been identified as Daryl Wright, 73, of 11 Miles Bull, St. Thomas.
The accident occurred along East Parade in the vicinity of the Coke Methodist Church.
It is reported that around 3:25pm Saturday, January 25, 2020, the bus was heading south along East Parade in the right lane and on reaching the Coke Methodist Church the driver said he suddenly heard an impact to the right side of the bus. He said that upon hearing the sound he quickly stopped the bus and found out that an elderly male pedestrian had been hit and that he had fallen to the roadway.
Police personnel who were quick on the scene took the injured pedestrian to hospital for treatment, where he was admitted. Mr. Wright later succumbed to his injuries.