Three Perish in Two Separate Road Accidents


At least three more people died as a result of two traffic crashes, last evening.

In one of the crashes, two male students of the Jamaican- German Automotive School in St Andrew were killed in Hanover.

Head of the Constabulary’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, PSTEB, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen says the cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

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He says the other four men were admitted in the hospital. The other crash happened along the Melrose bypass in Manchester last evening.

According to the Constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit, the accident left one male dead and two other persons hospitalized. The deceased was the driver of the vehicle.

In the meantime, the number of traffic crashes across the island so far this year, is inching towards 360. Including these three latest fatalities, the tally stands at 3 hundred and 59.

Senior Superintendent Allen is again pleading with motorists to maintain caution on the roads during this Christmas season. He’s also urging caution from pedestrians who may get intoxicated during the festive season.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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