Passengers walk away from car, minibus crash
Several persons escaped serious injury yesterday after a two-vehicle smash up yesterday at the corner of Camp and Quamina Streets.
Both drivers proclaimed their innocence but it is clear from the skid marks on the road coupled with the damage to the vehicles that speed was a contributory factor.
The driver of the car, a Toyota Mark II, PLL 4104, who identified himself only as Orin, said that he was traveling east along Quamina Street and had almost cleared the eastern carriageway of Camp Street when the minibus came speeding and slammed his car causing the vehicle to spin 360 degrees and ended up straddling the drain at the eastern end of the junction.
The driver of the route 44 minibus involved in the accident, BLL 775, said that he was traveling south along Camp Street when he saw the car, which failed to stop at the corner, and continued across the road.
He slammed into the car.
At the time of the accident the minibus was transporting passengers but miraculously no one was seriously injured.
Eyewitness reported that the minibus upon impact turned turtle and had to be turned over by public-spirited citizens.