School kids safe after school bus crash

| 20/01/2020 | 22 Comments
Cayman News Service
School bus in a collision on Monday morning

(CNS): All of the children on the school bus headed to Theoline McCoy Primary school (formerly Bodden Town Primary) are safe and well after a collision in Savannah on Monday morning, according to the Ministry of Education. At around 7:00am the bus and a private car crashed on Bodden Town Road close to Savannah Meadows. Two people in the car were treated for minor injuries at the scene, but all the students on board the bus were assessed and found to be injury free.

The students were all then transferred to another bus, which arrived on the scene to continue the pre-scheduled pickups and take them to school.

Acting Director of Education Services Tammy Banks-DaCosta said she was relieved and happy that the students were cleared and deemed safe from all physical injuries after the unfortunate incident.

“Our staff followed proper protocol in making sure our students’ safety was the utmost priority, and also ensuring that they arrived to their studies on time. We will be conducting a full investigation into the matter, along with the RCIPS, and will release more details once that is complete,” she added.

The collision comes less than a week after the head of the traffic unit told CNS that drivers must take responsibility for the excessive amount of smashes on Cayman’s roads. Inspector Dwayne Jones said that in most cases poor driving was the cause of the numerous minor collisions,


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  1. Anonymous says:

    We are not.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We have imported bad manners and poor driving skills from another Island. Each time I go on the road I say a prayer to reach my destination safely. Many come here not having ever sat a driving test and put our lives in danger everyday.

    • Anonymous says:

      You could not be more wrong, racist, xenophobic or ignorant. You absolute disgrace. I only hope you don’t have any influence on young minds because the particular strain of stupidity you have is dangerous. If you go around blaming “Jamaicans” for everything bad that happens in your country you will never even begin to fix the real home-grown issues that hold this country back.

    • Anonymous says:

      The bad manners and poor driving skills all come from a single other island?

  3. Big time driva says:

    I can tell you that there are numerous idiots on the roads during this hour.

    But add to that the horrible bus drivers too.
    I have personally seen them speeding, excess of 60mph, slamming on brakes, going way to fast on corners.

    The school buses should be limited to 30mph. It will ensure they drive safe and they can react when they see something happening.

    Start somewhere at least.

    The same should be done for the large dump, flatbed trucks and other heavy equipment vehicles. Some of the drivers believe they are driving race track or rally cars…….

    First thing you hear is “me ah big time driva back ah yard boss”…

    That explains all you need to know.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes! Yesterday I had to put on my breaks to avoid hitting a school bus that turned in front of me to enter school property on Frank Sound Road.

  4. anon says:

    looks like someone was on the wrong side of the road (overtaking?) Think it is about time they installed seat belts in these school buses – seem to be getting into more accidents recently

    • Chris Johnson says:

      Seen it all now. A guy doing wheelies at 12.30 outside the Elizabethan Square. Then a large bus double parked outside Rackhams a few minutes later reducing traffic to one way.

      The traffic fuzz needs to be doubled to be effective. Fines will pay the cost.

      • Anonymous says:

        Doubled? Zero times zero is still zero. I’ve been driving with no number plates (fell off- they’re in the boot) and one headlight for 6 months and no cop has ever looked twice.

  5. Anonymous says:

    And if you think they driving is bad at 7am.. trying coming out at 5:30am or 6am? There’s a whole different breed of driver on the road then … absolute disregard for speed limits, corners, safe distance behind vehicles… and forget common courtesy! It’s as close to being in a Crash Bandicoot or Super Mario Kart video game as it gets. Rules need to apply !

  6. Anonymous says:

    So the car was trying to overtake another car and instead smashed head on into a school bus? I’m so sick of the terrible driving on this island. Every single cop on duty should be out on the road enforcing every traffic offense.

    • Anonymous says:

      12:50 that’s impossible and you know it!

    • Anonymous says:

      A THOUSAND THUMBS UP! WHERE ARE THE POLICE?!

      • Anonymous says:

        Probably attending to another wreck somewhere else, because many people cannot drive to (literally) save their lives.

        1 wreck will take up at least one unit for an hour. A serious crash, several hours. That’s time that the officers cannot enforce anything on the roads.

  7. Anon says:

    Perhaps the car was trying to avoid a light pole.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Headline should add the following:
    ‘ Minister for Education expresses satisfaction that the fingers crossed approach to School bus safety worked again, praise the Lord!’
    How about ignoring the wishes of a few members of the Business / voting community and install speed limiters and seatbelts on all school buses as soon as.
    We are either a ‘First World’ developed country or we are not – make your mind up please.

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