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December 10, 2012
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Narrowly escapes with his life

Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

A policeman is lucky to be alive after it is alleged that he was pushed into the path of a moving vehicle while arresting a conductor on Friday.

Information reaching THE STAR is that the cop, a constable, had to seek medical treatment for a fractured ankle during the incident, after he stopped a bus and was arresting the conductor for breaches of the Road Traffic Act.

The conductor, Kevin Slack, from Portmore, St Catherine, has since been charged with body protruding, resisting arrest, assault occasioning bodily harm, malicious destruction of property and not wearing his uniform or badge.

The Star was informed that the policeman was on duty in Greendale in Spanish Town, St Catherine, when he stopped a Toyota Hiace after the conductor's body was seen protruding.

He was in the process of escorting the conductor to a police car when he was shoved into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

It is understood that the policeman fell in the road and his helmet flew off his head. In his haste to move out of the path of the vehicle, he fractured his ankle, but was not hit by the vehicle. The conductor, who by this time was beating a hasty retreat, was chased and held.

"Yes, it was like a movie, as after the policeman hold the yute and a go across the road, the yute just spin and push him," a female bystander told THE STAR. "A ongle di helmet di bus ketch, it mash up. Him lucky."

Others on the scene described the incident as a miraculous escape for the policeman.

Following the debacle, it was discovered that both the cop and the conductor had suffered injuries. Both were taken for medical treatment.

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