Pedestrian injured by PTSC bus stepped out deliberately and was wanted by police

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Pedestrian injured by PTSC bus stepped out deliberately and was wanted by police

A man identified as Steffon Henwood, of Fletcher Road in Chaguanas was hospitalised with severe head injuries after he was struck by a Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) bus in San Fernando on Tuesday.

However, eyewitnesses told police that Henwood, a soldier, stepped out in front of the bus.

The incident occurred at around 9.45 a.m. on Lady Hailes Avenue.

A police report stated that the P.T.S.C. bus was driven by a-59-year-old man who was proceeding north along the road when in the vicinity of the walkover in Embacadere, Henwood attempted to cross the roadway from the western side to the eastern side.

The report stated that Henwood was struck after he allegedly walked into the pathway of the bus.

Several eyewitnesses told the police that the pedestrian stood on the pavement for at least half an hour before he stepped on the street as the bus approached.

Bystanders rushed to assist the victim as he fell in front of the bus upon impact.

Henwood told them his name and gave a phone contact for his relatives.

Bystanders complained to the police that the Emergency Health Services ambulance responded approximately 40 minutes after several calls for help, although the San Fernando General Hospital is location a few kilometres away.

In a twist to the story, it was later confirmed that Henwood was wanted by police for stabbing a close female friend hours earlier.

The 20-year-old woman, who was left for dead in a car on the highway hours earlier, was also at the hospital with multiple injuries.

The ordeal stemmed from a dispute over cellphone calls before dawn. The two were in a car that he borrowed from a friend.