18 Sep 2012

The accident which occurred around 6:15 this morning around St. Johns Bus stop, was caused by a Conoil tanker carrying diesel.

According to eye witnesses, the tanker was coming down the hill from Garrison when its content suddenly started gushing out, filling up the road, causing it to be slippery. The tanker was on the speed-lane, thus incoming cars on high speed lost control and their brakes failed, as the road was said to be very slippery.

Members of the TIMA RIV and the Rivers state fire service took control of the situation as soon as it happened. About 8 vehicles were involved in the accident. Injured motorists were rushed to the hospital, but no death was reported.