Monday, August 10, 2015

Fruit Vendor Killed by JUTC Bus In Downtown, Kingston [SEE PHOTO]

A vendor was reportedly killed by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus that slammed into a store along West Parade, in downtown Kingston this morning.

He has been identified as Delroy Roberts of a Kingston address.

It has been reported that the bus was traveling along the road early this morning and, upon reaching the traffic light at the intersection of South and West Parade, it swerved off the road and slammed into the Rockland Furniture Depot.

The vendor who was selling on the side walk was pinned to the wall.

It is alleged that he died on the spot.

Meanwhile, the Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke is reporting that the fruit vendor killed in this morning's bus crash in West Parade, downtown Kingston, was selling in a no-vending zone.

Brown, describing the fatal crash as unfortunate, said it has brought into sharp focus, the need for order in the busy business district.

According to Brown Burke, while the police have been doing a good job of keeping the area under control, it's time for a re-examination of the arrangements in downtown Kingston.

The vendor died on impact around 6.30 this morning when the bus ploughed into a car then slammed into him and a building in the vicinity of Burger King on Orange Street.

The head of the police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen says four other people were injured in the crash.