‘Counting myself very lucky,’ says Tufton after traffic incident Loop Jamaica

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Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, has shared that he is “counting” himself “very lucky” following a traffic incident which left him nursing injuries at hospital on Sunday.

“Well this Sunday wasn’t planned! Took a fall this morning on my bicycle,” Tufton wrote in an Instagram post early on Sunday afternoon.

He posted a photograph of himself in bed at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

The minister can be seen with bandages to his forehead and arm while sharing a handshake with dancehall artiste Valiant.

“Counting myself very lucky because it could have been worse!! Thanks to God and to all who have me in their prayers and sent messages,” Tufton stated.

“Also, thanks to Valiant who was involved, for rushing me to UHWI, and to the team of doctors and nurses who are currently attending to me,” the minister concluded his post.

Tufton did not elaborate on how he fell from his bicycle, and the nature of the injuries he sustained from the mishap.

Preliminary reports suggested that the minister was hit from his bicycle by a motor vehicle while he was cycling in St Andrew.

Tufton was then assisted to UHWI, where he is being treated for injuries that are not considered life threatening.

Meanwhile, several persons have been sending thoughtful messages to the minister on social media.

“Speedy recovery @christufton,” wrote Prime Minister Andrew Holness on X, formerly Twitter.

People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary, Dr Dayton Campbell, wrote: “Wishing for you a speedy and complete recovery @christufton. Give thanks for life!”

On Instagram, Queen of the dancehall, Spice, commented: “Get well soon”.

PNP Councillor for the Mocho Division in Clarendon, Romaine Morris, also made an input, saying: “Wishing you a speedy recovery… bless”.