Road deaths surpass 300 after crash in Hanover claimed two lives this morning

Jamaica has again missed the mark to keep annual road fatalities below 300.


This as the country recorded 302 road deaths so far this year.


The deaths of a 26-year-old male and a 51-year-old female in Hanover early this morning (August 16), and a 26-year-old male in Holland, St. Elizabeth on Sunday are the latest to be added to the tally.


The crash along the Tryall main road in Hanover, this morning occurred at around 12:40.


Reports are that two Mitsubishi motorcars were travelling in opposite directions along the roadway.


Upon reaching a section of the roadway, the Mitsubishi Lancer Station Wagon reportedly veered onto the other side of the road and into the path of a Mitsubishi Sedan motorcar, resulting in a collision.


The driver of the Mitsubishi Sedan and a female passenger reportedly died on the spot, while the driver of the Station Wagon and two other passengers of that vehicle were taken to hospital for treatment.


Speaking with IRIE FM news, Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Council, Dr. Lucien Jones noted that the country is fast approaching 400 road deaths.

While stressing the need for safe driving practices, he noted that safer roads are also needed.


He noted that there are some roads on the North Coast in particular, that are in need of upgrades.



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