FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — An 11-year-old girl died after she and four other people were thrown from a car that overturned on Grand Bahama Highway yesterday afternoon.
According to police, the four other occupants of the vehicle are listed in serious condition at the hospital.
The accident took place just east of the University of the Bahamas sometime around 4pm.
Superintendent Terecita Pinder said an investigation revealed that a man driving a champagne-colored GMC Yukon vehicle was traveling east on Grand Bahama Highway at a high rate of speed.
“The driver attempted to overtake another vehicle when he lost control of his vehicle and overturned,” read the statement.
“All occupants were ejected from the vehicle and seriously injured. EMS personnel were called to the scene and four of the passengers were taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital via ambulance, they were seen by doctors and are listed in serious condition. The fifth passenger, an 11-year-old female died at the scene.”
The statement added: “Police are again appealing to members of the public, to please slow down, adhere to the speed limit, and to always wear a seat belt.”