Technology Minister Rushed to Hospital After Being Injured In Portmore Crash, Andrew Wheatley was rushed to hospital with injuries he received in a three-vehicle crash in Portmore, St Catherine around 9 o’clock this morning.
The crash happened at the four-way intersection of Passage forth, Portsmouth, Waterford and Independence City.
People who said the witnessed the crash reported that the driver of the black Toyota Prado in which the minister was travelling disobeyed the traffic signal then swerved to avoid hitting a car before the vehicle overturned.
The Prado the hit two other Cars. Police quickly arrived on the scene and rushed the minister to a hospital. However, his driver, who was wearing a police identification card, remained behind gathering documents that had scattered in the vehicle on the impact of the crash.
One woman who was driving one of the cars reported that she was injured and was placed in an ambulance to be taken to a hospital. The driver of the minivan received minor injuries to his leg and was taken to the Doctor to receive treatment.
Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, while addressing a press conference at his New Kingston offices this morning, said Dr Wheatley and his driver are undergoing precautionary tests.
“I went and visited with him at the Andrews (Memorial Hospital) and he is okay on the face of it. He is speaking, jovial as usual, but, just out of an abundance of caution, he is being subjected to tests to make sure there is no internal damage,” Tufton said.
Meanwhile, Dr Wheatley took to social networking site, Twitter, to express gratitude to well-wishers.
Thanks for all of the well wishes. I am fine…. just have some neck pains. I hope the others involved in the accident are doing well… the minister tweeted late Monday morning.