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57-y-o Woman Killed by JUTC Bus that hit her while Crossing the Road
A woman, 57 year-old Esther Simpson, died on Monday night after being hit by a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus along Windward Road in Kingston.
Reports from the Rollington Town Police are that about 8:20, Miss Simpson was attempting to cross the road in the vicinity of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church when she was hit by the bus.
She was pronounced dead at hospital.
JUTC Communications Manager Cecil Thoms told RJR News that Miss Simpson walked into the path of the vehicle.
The bus was damaged by residents following the mishap.
Superintendent Courtney Coubrie, in charge of operations at the JCF’s Highway and Traffic Division, said the incident is being investigated.
Since the start of the year, 192 persons have been killed in motor vehicle crashes.
Pedestrians account for 26 per cent of the road users killed.