Jamaican police seek JUTC driver in Faith’s Pen accident


Thirty-nine persons of a total of 50 who were wounded in a motor vehicle accident last night remain in hospital this hour in serious condition.
Up to news time a 16 year-old girl was the only causality of the bus mishap.

Reports from the Moneague Police are that about 8:40 p.m., the driver of a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus was travelling along the Faith’s Pen main road towards Moneague with approximately forty passengers aboard.

On reaching a section of the roadway, the vehicle reportedly plunged into a precipice resulting in the injury of the occupants. They were rushed to the Linstead and St Ann’s Bay Hospitals by motorists, personnel from the Moneague Training Camp and the Fire Brigade.
The Moneague Police say they are seeking the driver of the JUTC bus for questioning in relation to the incident.

The driver, Jeremy Stewart, fled the scene of the accident.
However, Pastor of the New Testament Church in Bay Farm Portmore Dr. Welesley Blair said despite the accident members of the church family are in High Spirits.

He said the members were on route to a retreat, but they have urged him to still carry through with the activity. 

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