Road fatalities up by 5 per cent
The latest statistics from the Road Safety Unit show that there has been an increase in the number of persons killed in vehicular crashes since the start of the year, when compared to the same period last year.
To date, 164 persons have been killed in 141 road accidents. This represents a five per cent increase in fatalities, but a two per cent decrease in the total number of road accidents.
According to the statistics, more men are dying in crashes than women, as men accounted for 88 per cent of the fatalities, while females accounted for 12 per cent.
Westmoreland was the parish with the highest number of fatalities, with 20 deaths happening in that parish, while St Thomas recorded the lowest number, three deaths.
When the fatalities were analysed based on type of road users, Motorcyclists accounted for the highest number with 29 percent of deaths, followed by pedestrians at 19 per cent.