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The scene of the bus crash in Rillan Hill on Monday.
The scene of the bus crash in Rillan Hill on Monday.
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An unresponsive Girls’ High School pupil was among a number of students and other persons rushed to hospital after an omnibus travelling from Vermont to Kingstown crashed in Rillan Hill around 8:30 a.m. Monday

Police are yet to release any information on the crash, telling iWitness News about 2 p.m. that initial investigations were still being conducted at the scene.

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The bus stopped when it crashed into a ditch. (iWN photo)

Andy Abraham was driving the omnibus, a coaster, when it reportedly developed brake problems while travelling down a steep section of the South Leeward Highway.

Witnesses praised Abraham’s skill in taking the bus around a sharp curve in the road before it ran off the road and into a large gutter near a seasonal waterfall.

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The bus after it was removed from the ditch. (iWN photo)

Abraham was among persons taken to hospital but the number and conditions of the injured are not known to iWitness News at this time.

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Among the vehicles used to help to transport the injured to hospital in Kingstown was the security SUV that forms part of the Prime Minister’s convoy.

The convoy came upon the accident as it was transporting acting Prime Minister Sir Louis Straker from his home, in Layou, to Kingstown.

2 replies on “Students injured in bus crash (+video)”

  1. Too many of the transport are crashing because of faulty brake work, owners needs to make sure who is working on the vehicle is certified and know what they are doing, instead of looking for cheap labour.

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