Road deaths surpass 130

May 23, 2017

A motor vehicle crash on Labour Day claimed the life of Calvin Bailey, 33, a resident of Holland Estate in Trelawny.

Bailey, also called Teacher, died after he lost control of the Toyota Corolla car he was driving along the Salt Marsh main road in Trelawny. The crash took place about 3:15 a.m.

More that 130 persons have died in crashes on the nation's roads since the start of the year.

The Road Safety Unit has been pleading with motorists to keep left while driving; not to overtake around corners and to drive within the posted speed limits.

Additionally, the Unit is reiterating the call for motorists to wear their seat belts, helmets for motorcyclists and pillion passengers, and pedestrians to use the road with caution. Pedestrians are encouraged to use pedestrian crossings or other safe places, walk facing the oncoming traffic and to always wear bright and light colour clothing when it is dark.

On Monday, Ivan Donalds, 83, of Windors Heights, Central Village, St. Catherine died as result of injuries he received in a motor vehicle collision on the Mandela Highway.

Reports from the Central Village Police are that about 5:25 a.m., Donalds was walking across the road when he was allegedly hit by a Toyota Hiace Minibus travelling along the highway. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Some 35 pedestrians have been killed on the roads since the start of the year.



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