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Man killed crossing Priority Bus Route
A Laventille man was knocked down and killed yesterday while crossing the Priority Bus Route.
Police investigators said Anthony Ashby, 38, of Picton Road, Laventille, was attempting to cross the bus route, near the Central Market, when he was struck by a Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) bus.
The bus was heading heading east to Chaguanas. The accident happened at about 9.10 am. Ashby died on
the spot. He was identified by his brother Wendell Faria. Faria said his brother was a “hustler” at the market. An eyewitness said Ashby was seen “dilly- dallying” at the side of the road and paid no attention to the oncoming traffic as he proceeded to cross. The witness said the bus driver swerved to avoid hitting Ashby, and in so doing, almost collided with a police van.
He said the police stopped when they saw Ashby was hit, but then drove away. Personnel from the PTSC and the Police Traffic Branch are continuing investigations. PTSC, in a news release, extended the company’s sympathies to Ashby’s family. In the release, PTSC confirmed that the bus struck Ashby and the driver did his best to avoid hitting him.
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