By Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services had quite a busy week responding to a number of major incidents; one being in the St. Peters area close to the Shadwell Roundabout where a Gas Truck owned and operated by Sol EC St. Kitts Limited toppled over causing traffic to back up for hours, sparking much public concern.
According to a press release issued by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, “The [Gas Truck] incident occurred at about 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, November 03. It involved a motor lorry P1335 and was being driven by Orville Crossley of Pond Road, Newtown”.
The Police further stated that “circumstances are that Crossley was traveling west from Gillard’s Gas Station towards the Shadwell Roundabout. While making a U-turn around the roundabout, Crossley lost control of the motor lorry and it overturned on its left side causing gasoline to leak from the trailer”.
WINN understands that the driver was transported to the JNF General Hospital via ambulance and admitted for observation after complaining of chest pains.
Meanwhile, the other incidents Wednesday night ( November 4) involved a government-owned vehicle G573 which overturned, a passenger bus which collided with a wall, and a vehicle that went up in flames in the vicinity of the Ross Nursing School.
Attempts to reach the Fire Chief were unsuccessful at news time Thursday morning.