ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The operations manager at the Transport Board has sought to clarify what he believes were wrong impressions given about a bus accident involving schoolchildren late last week.
A bus overturned near the Potworks Dam on Friday, injuring youngsters heading for a tour of the Wadadli Nature Trail and Park in the nearby Lower Lyons to Collins area.
Anderson Carty told OBSERVER Media yesterday that, contrary to what some appear to have concluded, no school bus or driver of any school bus was involved.
“I have under my portfolio – among other things – responsibility for the school bus operations – and I think it is necessary for the board to correct any misinformation that may be out there in respect of the incident that occurred last week,” Carty stated.
He noted that, “following the accident word began to surface that a school bus had been involved in the said accident.”
Carty stressed that, “this is far from being accurate.” He said while the Transport Board is “happy, in any event, that nobody was seriously hurt, we feel it is important to make corrections for the record that no school bus was actually involved in the accident.”
Carty suspects the mistake probably came about because a school bus was in the vicinity when the accident occurred.
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