Labour Day tragedy still under investigation

Four Persons died following an horrific accident on Labour Day

The recent Labour Day tragedy, which claimed the lives of four and injured some two dozen others, is still under investigation, according to police.

Road traffic investigators reported that the driver of a green Ford F150 truck plummeted down the hill north on East Street towards Shirley Street around 10:00 a.m. on June 1.

Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Craig Stubbs confirmed that the driver of the vehicle was not in custody for the tragedy.

“No, the driver is not and was never in custody of the RBPF,” he said.

“As soon as we finalize everything, we will inform the media. The matter is still under investigation.”

The driver of the truck – still in disbelief – was seen by an eyewitness running away from the scene but returned a short time later to assist authorities with the investigation.

The incident left many Bahamians distraught in its aftermath.

Tabitha Haye, Kathleen Fernander, Tami Gibson and Diane Ferguson all died on the day of the accident – two at the scene and the other two succumbed to injuries while in hospital.

Stubbs told Eyewitness News that by next week, the police will update the country as to their findings and final decision.