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March 27, 2014
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After 12-y-o gets injured in crash - Mob attacks motorist, fire fighters

The driver of this Mitsubishi Gallant motor car, who hit down a student at the intersection of Spanish Town road and Payne Avenue, St Andrew, yesterday morning, was rescued by an off-duty police. He was mobbed by angry residents who set his car on fire. The young girl was taken to hospital in serious condition. - Norman Grindley

A 12-year-old girl, a motorist and several firefighters were injured following an incident on Payne Avenue, off Spanish Town Road, St Andrew, yesterday morning.

According to the Hunts Bay police, at around 8 a.m., the motorist was driving a Mitsubishi Galant along Spanish Town Road when he lost control of the vehicle, crashed and hit the schoolgirl severely injuring her leg.

Irate residents who witnessed the incident attacked the driver by throwing missiles at his car, then proceeded to haul him out of the vehicle and beat him, then set his car ablaze.


The man was rescued by a police officer, who took him to the Hunts Bay Police Station.

But firemen who arrived to put out the blazing car were also attacked and pelted with stones by the residents. The fire truck was also damaged. Police also had to come to the firemen's rescue. Unconfirmed reports said a policeman was injured in an ensuing stand-off between the police and the residents.

According to the Corporate Communications Unit, the child was admitted to hospital, and the firemen were treated for their injuries. The driver is currently in police custody and has not yet been charged.

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