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Empty tanker which crashed on Mandela Highway removed

Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, head of the Highway and Traffic Division
 
An empty tanker which slammed into concrete barriers on the Mandela Highway on Monday morning, causing a pile up of traffic, has been removed. 
 
The incident occurred about 9 a.m. in the vinicity of the Ferry Police station.
 
The truck's driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle when it crashed into concrete barriers along the road and jackknifed. 
 
Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, head of the Highway and Traffic Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, said the trailer blocked both lanes causing a traffic pile up. However, the truck has since been removed and traffic is now able to move freely. 
 
No one was injured in the incident. 
 
SSP Allen said speeding may have been a factor in the crash. 
 
He said work is being carried out to make Mandela Highway safer as construction continues.
 
"I have since also spoken with some of the senior directors at NWA towards improving the lighting in the area for night and to put up additional signs that will alert the oncoming motorist as to what exist between that particular area," he highlighted. 
 
However, SSP Allen warned motorists to do their part and obey the traffic laws, especially in relation to speeding, as these will prevent many of the crashes that occur.  
 


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