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Two Traffic Fatalities On New Years

The smell of gas still filled the air on John F. Kennedy Drive Wednesday night as police investigated the country’s second traffic fatality for the year.

According to Superintendent of Police Stephen Dean, the incident occurred shortly after 7:00 p.m.

“Police arrived on the scene and preliminary reports tell us that two vehicles – a four-door Nissan Laurel and a two-door Mercedes Benz were travelling eastern direction along the main thoroughfare resulting in the two vehicles losing control and ended up in the nearby bushes,” he said.

A dark male of the Nissan succumbed to his injuries at the scene and two other female passengers in that vehicle were injured and taken to hospital via ambulance.

The lone driver of the Mercedes sustained minor injuries, according to Superintendent Dean.

Mr. Dean said it is not clear that speed was a factor.

“We can use this opportunity to tell people who travel along this main thoroughfare to exercise great caution and care and watch the amount of speed that you may be driving at and additionally this is no road to be with speed and the use of alcohol is not a good mixture. We are not saying that this is a factor in this incident but it’s just a warning in this instance” the superintendent said.

This latest incident came just hours after police were investigating the first traffic fatality that left one man dead.

According to reports, the incident occurred around 6:10 a.m. Wednesday near the Elizabeth Police Station.

An adult male was crossing the road in the area when he was struck by a vehicle heading east on Prince Charles Drive.

Investigations into both matters continue.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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