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Four Island Traffic Fatalities Recorded

Three traffic fatalities have claimed the lives of four people on Abaco, Andros and Exuma in separate incidents over the weekend.

According to sources in Abaco, 21-year-old Janero Stuart of Murphy Town was killed in a traffic accident Saturday.

Reports are that shortly before 5:00 p.m., police received information that there was a traffic accident on Ernest Dean Highway.

A blue 2008 Grand Suzuki Vitara was reportedly travelling south on Ernest Dean Highway when a female driver reportedly lost control and ran off the road.

The vehicle was extensively damaged and all four occupants – two men and two women – all had received serious injuries.

EMS personnel were called to the scene and transported the occupants of the vehicle to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where they were seen by doctor.

Stuart, a father of two boys, was pronounced dead at that time.

The Bahama Journal understands that the two women have been airlifted to New Providence.

Police in Mangrove Cay, Andros were also called to the scene of a traffic accident, which claimed the lives of two men, one of whom is a police reservist

According to reports, sometime around 2:00 a.m. Saturday, the two men were riding their motorcycles south along Queen’s Highway in Swains when one of the riders collided with the rear of the other, who also had a female passenger.

Both drivers lost control of their bikes and fell to the ground.

They died a short time later.

The female passenger remains in critical condition at the Princess Margaret Hospital after being airlifted to New Providence.

Meanwhile, in Exuma, sometime around 10:30 Friday night a 22-year-old man of Bowe Hill was driving his 1996 black Suzuki jeep east along Queen’s Highway in the vicinity of February Point when he struck a male pedestrian.

The local doctor visited the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead.

Police are continuing their investigations into all matters.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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