Saturday, February 24, 2018

Traffic jam for miles

Accident on CR Highway

TRAFFIC along the Churchill-Roosevelt crawled for several miles yesterday as curious motorists craned their necks to view a large truck that skidded off the roadway and landed on its side near to the interchange. 

Police said the accident occurred around 9 a.m. when the driver of a large dump truck picked up a skid heading west after passing the interchange. The truck skidded for several metres then careened off the road landing on its left side.

Within minutes several Highway Patrol officers were on the scene and the driver was conveyed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he was treated.

Several officers from the St Joseph Police Station and the Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene in a bid to keep motorists from slowing down to look at the crashed truck,  but their efforts were futile as despite their best efforts motorists slowed down anyway.

Their actions caused back-up of traffic that stretched as far back as the Valsayn Intersection and as far south as Charlieville.