Road Fatalities Surpass National Target For 7th Consecutive Year, Portmore Man Is 300th Victim


For the seventh year in a row, the country has failed to meet the national target of keeping road fatalities below the 300 mark.

According to the latest statistics from the Road Safety Unit of the Transport Ministry, 300 people have been killed on the nation’s roads since the start of the year.

Forty-six year old, Ian Douglas, has been identified as this year’s three hundredth road fatality.

Mr. Douglas was traveling along the Mount Rosser Main Road in St.Catherine yesterday afternoon when he lost control of his motor vehicle.

The car then collided with a truck.

From January 1 to September 10 last year, 281 people were killed in road crashes.

Last year, 386 people died on the nation’s streets, making 2018 the deadliest in 15 years.

Projections show road fatalities could break the 400 barrier for the first time since 2002 when 408 people were killed on the nation’s streets.

William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.

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