BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – One of the driver’s police say was involved in Friday’s accident in White Gate, St. Paul’s remains in a critical condition at the JNF hospital.
On Friday (Jan. 04), two passenger buses and a backhoe were involved in a smash up in the said area.
Video after the incident, showed one of the two buses being badly damaged and one of the drivers lying on the ground a short distance away.
Injured were Curtis Flanders and Kelvon Hanley, both of whom were driving the omnibuses.
In a statement explaining the circumstance surrounding the accident, police said that at about 10 a.m. on Friday, (Jan 04) 911 operators received a report of a traffic accident in the White Gate area in Dieppe Bay.
Checks by officers revealed that the accident involved motor omnibus H107 which is owned and was driven by Flanders of Halfway Tree, backhoe PA6139 owned and driven by Mahendranauth Balgobin of Cane Garden, Nevis and motor omnibus HA433 owned and driven by Hanley of Buckley's Estate.
Further, police revealed that both omnibuses were travelling from Dieppe Bay to St. Paul's while the backhoe was travelling towards Dieppe Bay when H107 collided with the backhoe and HA433 steered off the backhoe, lost control, ran off the road and flipped over several times.
Hanley was thrown from the vehicle in the process. Flanders was treated and discharged from the JNF Hospital for his injuries, however, Hanley remains warded in a critical, but stable condition.
Police say the driver of the heavy-duty equipment did not sustain any injuries.
The accident scene was photographed by officers from the Forensic Crime Lab and measurements and the damage were recorded. Both buses were extensively damaged.