Two Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) workers are telling a story of a near miss after a car collided with the back of one of the newly retrofitted compactors at Paynes Bay, St James.
But it could have been a different tale to what Ryan Alleyne and ‘Horseman’ told Starcom Network today.
“All I could tell you is that I did dumping a can and de fellow tell me ‘move’. When I look back, I see de car on pun de back uh de truck; dat is all. I ain’t know what went down; I ain’t see what went down. All I see is de car on pun de back uh de truck. Thank God to be alive, first day of the year to besides!” said Horseman.
Alleyne said it was the Lord that told him to look over his shoulder and when he saw the car approaching, he shouted and told Horseman to move out of the way.
An eyewitness, who gave his name as ‘Marvellous’, said when he saw the trajectory of the car, he realised it could not stop in time.
“All I saw him [Horseman] standing and I said ‘he dead, there is no way he can get away from it’.”
A picture of the car pinned onto the back of the compactor quickly made its way via social media.
A representative of the SSA told the media they were awaiting the official accident report, but the crew had not reported any injuries and the vehicle was not extensively damaged. At this point, only the steps at the back seem to need welding.
The occupant(s) of the car did not appear to be injured.