Casson Hill Motor Vehicle accident leaves 7 people injured and 11 vehicles damaged

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Police are investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred last Friday (Sept. 11) at about 3:40pm at Casson Hill, extending onto the Arnos Vale public road.

According to investigations, motor vehicle HD520, a Mitsubishi 26 seater school bus driven by Morton Neptune of Byrea was travelling from Kingstown to Georgetown with a number of students from various secondary schools in Kingstown.

There was a buildup of traffic and upon reaching Casson Hill, the traffic came to a standstill. As a result, the driver reportedly attempted to apply brakes, to no avail. In light of this, his futile attempt to stop the vehicle resulted in the bus colliding with eleven (11) motor vehicles until it eventually stopped in the vicinity of the Sunrise Supermarket (Greaves) in Arnos Vale.

Seven (7) persons sustained minor injuries. Some vehicles received slight damages while other vehicles were extensively damaged.

The scene was visited by the police and the motor vehicle inspectorate. Motor vehicle HD520 was reported to have experienced mechanical failure.

The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) wishes to advise owners and drivers of motor vehicles to check and service their vehicles regularly to avoid any unforeseen accidents/incidents.