UPDATE: Traffic fatality count up by 2; police investigate armed robbery

A woman is confirmed dead this morning as police investigate the scene of the country’s latest traffic fatality. The pedestrian, who lost her life on West Bay Street, was the third in less than 48 hours, bringing the traffic fatality count to 15 for the year.

Incident 14 occurred shortly after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday when an elderly male, walking on Cowpen Road, was struck by a vehicle.  He was transported to hospital via ambulance with serious injuries. A short time later he was pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle, remained on scene and is assisting police with this investigation.

In the second incident, shortly after 5:00am today, a woman was walking on West Bay Street in the vicinity of Quality Markets, when she was struck by a white vehicle with SD plates attached. Paramedics were called to the scene, but were unable to revive her. She was pronounced dead on scene. Investigations are being continued by officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Traffic Department.

Police are also  asking members of the public to come forth with any information they may have in solving an armed robbery which occurred yesterday. Shortly before 7:00pm a man and woman arrived at home, on Hall’s Close off Fire Trail Road, when they were approached by two armed men, who held them at bay and robbed them of cash and other items before fleeing on foot.

Investigations are ongoing.