Jamaica’s former Prime Minister undergoes surgery today

Jamaica’s former Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson is undergoing surgery today, following a motor vehicle crash at his house in St Andrew.

A statement yesterday from The People’s National Party (PNP), which Mr Patterson used to lead, reported that the medical team attending to him determined that he suffered injuries to his right knee and right hip.

Mr Patterson was taken to the Tony Thwaites Wing at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) on Monday night, following the accident.

Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson In Hospital After Motor Vehicle Accident

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, PJ Patterson, is now undergoing a complete medical evaluation at the University Hospital of the West Indies, following an accident last night.

Mr Patterson was rushed to hospital late Monday evening after a reported motor vehicle accident at his upper St Andrew home. The extent of his injuries, if any, could not be immediately ascertained.

Police officers injured in accident

Four police officers were injured in an accident in Barrackpore Tuesday morning. 

Reports indicate that none of the officers received life-threatening injuries.

However, images showed the officers being transported from the scene of the accident in an ambulance. 

One eyewitness told Guardian Media's Ivan Toolsie that a red pick-up truck which was driving behind the officers crashed into the police vehicle after they suddenly mashed brakes. 

Heart attack, not crash, killed driver

Dex­ter Pol­lard, the 50-year-old school teacher who was found dead last Fri­day morn­ing af­ter his car crashed in­to a bill­board, died from a heart at­tack.

An au­top­sy con­duct­ed yes­ter­day found that Pol­lard suf­fered the heart at­tack be­fore his car crashed in­to an ad­ver­tis­ing bill­board along the Uri­ah But­ler High­way near the Ca­roni over­pass on Thurs­day night.

Pol­lard, was pulled from the ve­hi­cle on Fri­day morn­ing. He had been dead for hours when fire of­fi­cers fi­nal­ly were able to re­move him from the wrecked car.

Two-year-old girl knocked down; now declared brain dead

A two-year-old girl has been deemed brain dead and is now surviving only on machines, after being hit by a pick-up truck in Arima.

The child is now in a critical condition with a collapsed lung at the Mt Hope hospital.

The accident occurred along La Retreat Road, Arima.

Reports indicate that a 29-year-old man was driving his Nissan Frontier when he observed some pedestrians standing on the pavement.

He told police that the child suddenly stepped into the roadway and he was unable to avoid hitting her.

One dead after car flips and crashes into billboard

One man is dead after his car reportedly spun out of control, flipped several times and crashed into a billboard along the Uriah Butler Highway near the Caroni overpass. 

The victim has been identified Dexter Pollard, 50, of Oropune Gardens. 

Police officers told Guardian Media’s Otto Carrington they believe the accident occurred at approximately 11 pm on Thursday. 

However, officers who were patrolling the highway only discovered the vehicle at 6:30 am on Friday.