Two of the victims who were travelling in the minibus involved in the Mabura smash up on September 23 are now patients of the Georgetown Public Hospital and are said to be doing better.
A mother of five, 31-year-old Patricia Liverpool and Natasha Young have both been admitted to the Female Surgical Ward, an indication of their improved wellbeing.
Liverpool’s husband, who is the station sergeant at the Mahdia Police Station, yesterday solemnly looked at his wife whose legs were elevated as she lay in the hospital bed. Both the woman’s legs are broken.
The man had previously expressed his sense of responsibility for his wife’s condition as he had explained he was required to be at work for three months and had asked his wife to visit him. “She was afraid to come but it was me who forced her and this is what happened,” he had said.
Meanwhile, Young indicated that she is recovering well. The woman said that she sustained injuries to her spine and a broken right arm and will be undergoing surgery today. “I’m feeling much better,” she stated.
Police, on the evening of the accident, said that the bus BMM 9301 was bound for Mabura when the accident occurred at about 11:30 am.
According to the police, the bus was moving at a fast rate and while negotiating a turn along 35 Miles, Mabura, the driver ended up in the lane of the truck, which bore licence plate number GNN 2699. The head-on collision claimed the lives of Elvis Bennett, 38, of Ruimveldt, Georgetown and infant Melisa Douglas, of Mahdia. They were both passengers of the bus and both died on the spot.