Two brothers died in a horrific four-vehicle collision on the Rose Hall main road in Montego Bay, St. James, last Thursday evening.
The brothers, who were both barbers working in the same barber shop on the Blue Diamond Plaza in Ironshore, have been identified as 25-year-old Kevon Mills, and 20-year-old Chadwick Robinson, both of Lilliput addresses in the parish. Mills reportedly would have celebrated his 26th birthday today, March 12, 2018.
Several other persons sustained injuries as a result of the accident.
According to information gleaned, both men were travelling in a grey Honda Civic motorcar along the Rose Hall main road in the direction of Lilliput, when on reaching the vicinity of Half Moon, the car reportedly got out of control and careened across the road, jumped the median and ended up in the path of an oncoming Toyota Hiace bus coming in the opposite direction, resulting in an impact that pinned both men in the car.
Another white Civic, which was travelling in the same direction as the brothers, also jumped the median, but luckily was stopped by a light pole. The single male that was travelling in that vehicle suffered injuries and was later transported to hospital.
The bus, after colliding with the Honda Civic, spun out of control and slammed into a Honda motorcar which was just behind it. Two persons travelling in the bus and the car were also taken to hospital.
The police, health response teams and the Fire Department, were called in and according to the team from the Ironshore Fire Station, both men had to be cut from the mangled wreck that the car had become. They further reported that they got the call about 7:47 p.m., and when they arrived on the scene, they found both men trapped in the vehicle. They quickly removed them using hydraulic equipment, but the wounds they suffered in the impact proved fatal.
The accident scene, which drew scores of curious onlookers, left persons traumatized as they cringed at the sight.
The incident also caused long delays for motorists as the extrication exercise and processing of the scene resulted in traffic being backed up from as far back as Ironshore in the west, to Barrett Town in the east.