Sunday 24 September, 2017

Jamaican student killed, athlete injured in fiery crash

Michael Campbell (l) is in serious condition while Jordan Scott (r) has died.

Michael Campbell (l) is in serious condition while Jordan Scott (r) has died.

One young Jamaican athete was killed and another seriously injured after the car in which they were travelling crashed and caught on fire along Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica. 

The accident claimed the life of Jordan Scott who attended the University of Technology (UTECH).

The passenger has been identified as Michael Campbell, a member of Jamaica's 4x100m relay team at this year's IAAF World Championships in London. He is in hospital in serious condition.

Reports are that the car was travelling along Hope Road towards Papine at 4:45 am when the driver overtook an ambulance at the intersection of Hope and Lady Musgrave Roads. 

Scott lost control of the vehicle, crashed into a median and then a utility pole before the car burst into flames.

The men were rescued from the blaze and taken to hospital where Scott was pronounced dead and Campbell admitted in serious condition.

looptt Hope Road crash