Spanish Town, St. Catherine: A man has died after he was struck by a bus early this morning in Kingston.
It is reported that at around 5:50am, the bus was travelling towards Downtown Kingston along Waltham Park Road. On reaching the vicinity near the Chinese Cemetery, a car that was travelling in the opposite direction with bright lights impaired the vision of the bus driver. The driver reportedly veered to the left when he felt an impact. Passengers on board the bus also confirmed to the driver that he had hit someone.
The injured man was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.
The incident has been reported to the police who are conducting their investigations, as is our Accident Investigations Department.
Meanwhile, the driver has been taken off front-line duty and will undergo counselling.
We generally abhor these types of incidents which result in the loss of life of any citizen and commit to play our part in minimizing as best we can same, as we keep the family and friends of the deceased in our prayers.