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Transport Authority expresses outrage at incident in May Pen, Clarendon

Transport Authority | 2016-07-08 00:00:00

The Transport Authority is expressing outrage at an incident, which occurred yesterday (July 5, 2016) in May Pen, Clarendon, where an unlicensed private motor car injured two Route Inspectors, in a bid to evade Police Officers, during a road spot check.

Based on preliminary reports, the Transport Authority vehicle was stationary on an embankment.  The Police, who were conducting a road spot check, signaled a private motor car with an expired licence disk to stop. The driver, in attempting to evade the Police, tried to turn around in the roadway, but was impeded by a line of traffic and instead drove unto the embankment hitting the passenger door of the parked Transport Authority unit. One of Transport Authority Route Inspectors, who was alighting the parked unit, sustained injuries to the neck, face and leg, due to the effect of the collision. Another Route Inspector sustained an injury to his leg.

Managing Director of the Transport Authority, Cecil Morgan says these incidents highlight the dangers Route Inspectors face, as they seek to monitor and regulate public transportation to improve the safety and reliability of the system. Since 2015, 19 Transport Authority Route Inspectors have been injured in similar incidents across the island. Some of these individuals are still undergoing medical treatment.

Mr. Morgan is calling on all well thinking Jamaicans to support the Authority’s ongoing efforts to monitor and regulate public transportation, discourage unsafe and unlawful practices and use legal public transportation services.

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