Westmoreland bike deaths cut in half


May 16, 2017

The number of persons to have perished in motorbike crashes in Westmoreland has dipped significantly this year when compared to the corresponding period in 2016.

Data published by the Road Safety Unit indicate that 10 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in Westmoreland as at yesterday. Some 21 motorcyclists were killed in crashes over a similar period in 2016.

Despite the significant reduction in the number of bikers killed, Westmoreland remains the leading producer of road deaths. Some 34 bikers have died in road crashes islandwide since the start of the year. Hanover, with four deaths, comes behind Westmoreland.

The Road Safety Unit's data indicate that 54 of the 124 people killed in road crashes up to last Thursday died in western parishes. Westmoreland leads the way with 28 deaths, the same as last year. Hanover has recorded eight road deaths; St James, seven; St Elizabeth, five; and Trelawny, six.

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