Sisters hit by car after crossing street
Up to press time last evening, two sisters, ages 10 and 16, were said to be in stable condition after they were mowed down by a motor vehicle along Slipe Road in Kingston yesterday.
It is alleged that a taxi was heading down Slipe Road when it collided with another vehicle that was turning off the main road. Alleged eyewitnesses said the taxi then hit the girls.
One alleged eyewitness told THE STAR : "The taxi man a speed a come down Slipe Road and another car a make a turn, and as the girls dem cross the road suh the car lick dem. One of the drivers run away and police have the next one. The fruits dem a ground fly out a one of the car on impact. We just hear 'blowww'."
Some persons said that the girls, who were in their school uniforms, were hit from the sidewalk.
"The big one get the lick and run off and drop and the younger one lay down same place on the sidewalk with the lollipop in her mouth same way. A people tek dem up and put dem in a car and rush with them gone a 'Public' (Kingston Public Hospital)," another alleged eyewitness told THE STAR.
When our news team arrived at the scene, scores of onlookers had converged.
The crash site was littered with fruits and broken glass. When our news team arrived at the hospital, family members were frantic, all concerned for their little loved ones.
The girls' father spoke briefly to THE STAR.
He said: "The older one inside and the smaller one dem just rush with her to 'Children's' (Bustamante Hospital for Children). The nurse tell me say dem a go alright. Just that one of dem did a talk foolishness but a true she shock."
The Kingston Central police confirmed reports of the accident and said that one person is in custody and a motor car that was involved in the accident has been impounded.