Late night traffic accident leaves two males with serious injuries

INVESTIGATING – Traffic officers are investigating a traffic mishap that left two males with serious injuries late Thursday (August 29) evening, after the vehicle they were in crashed into a utility pole. (PHOTO: JUELANDA THOMPSON)

A male driver and his male passenger were rushed to the trauma section of the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) late Thursday (August 29) evening, after crashing into a utility police in Eight Mile Rock.

Hanna Hill residents gathered at the scene, sometime around 8:00 p.m., where the extensively damaged maroon Hyundai sat nearly wrapped around a wooden pole.

According to information, the vehicle was travelling west when the driver apparently lost control and slammed into the utility pole.

Onlookers gathered to assist, prior to officers of the Traffic and Fire Departments arriving. However, the jaws-of-life had to be used to extract the passenger from the vehicle.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Alphonso Pinder, told media personnel at the scene, that officers are in the initial stage of their investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

“Sometime around 8:30 p.m. this evening, the police received a report of an accident involving injuries in the Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock area.

“When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a maroon Hyundai Tuscan. Upon further investigation, they discovered the vehicle was driven by a resident believed to be of Eight Mile Rock, accompanied by a male passenger,” said the senior officer.

“From the investigation, it would appear that the vehicle was traveling west bound when the driver lost control and crashed into a utility pole.

“We believe the passenger was trapped in the vehicle and as a result, the jaws-of-life was requested and we were able to free him.

“We know that both men received injuries and have since been taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital for treatment.

“We do not know what may have caused the accident, but we are still in the initial stage of the accident,” ASP Pinder reiterated.

Investigations into this traffic mishap continue.

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