Man Falls From Moving Bus

Reports are that a man fell out of a moving bus this morning on the Phillip Goldson Highway en route to the Northern Districts. The incident occurred a little after 7:00 am near the Burrell Boom junction. Reports are that the man was sitting on the machine at the front of the J&J bus, which is located right beside the driver, when he reportedly slid off and fell through the open door. According to reports, one passenger onboard the bus at the time of the incident  said that he only saw when the man tumbled out of the bus. The name of the man has not yet been released but we understand that he is presently enlisted at the KHMH in a coma. Plus News understands that during the time of the incident the J&J and bus line had standees, including police officers, inside the bus. It is our understanding that the operator of the vehicle will be charged with a criminal offence.  In 2013, there was a public campaign to ban the practice of overcrowding buses with standees. We contacted the Commissioner of Transport Crispin Jefferies, who confirmed that the incident did happen, however he gave no further comment than to remind all bus drivers that, “the law is the law and the bus operators should abide by the law.”

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