FIFTY-NINE persons aboard a luxury bus headed from San Fernando to Port of Spain yesterday escaped injury when the bus was hit by a car, critically injuring the car driver.
The collision happened near the Public Transport Service Corporation's (PTSC) compound at Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando, around 9 a.m.
The crash happened while the driver of the car, Kellon Benjamin, 21, was returning home, after purchasing milk for his 18-month-old baby, said his mother Shermaine Caesar.
Eyewitnesses said Benjamin had to be cut out of the wrecked vehicle, which is owned by his mother, after the crumpled dashboard crushed his legs.
Benjamin, a "PH" taxi driver, was said to be unconscious at hospital last evening.
Caesar said her son suffered a punctured lung, and broke both legs and arms and was listed in critical condition.
She said doctors had to perform a CT scan to determine the extent of his head injuries.
PTSC officials credited the driver of the bus with bringing the vehicle to a safe stop off the road, despite damage to the vehicle. No one was hurt and many of the passengers proceeded with their journey using another bus.