31 traffic fatalities for the 2019
NASSAU, BAHAMAS- A man was killed early yesterday morning after the driver of a Honda Accord with three male passengers crashed into an Almond tree on West Bay Street.
The incident took place around 3 a.m. near Arawak Cay, according to authorities, who said the driver and two passengers were transported to hospital.
The victim, a passenger in the Honda, died on scene.
According to Chief Superintendent Craig Stubbs, two survivors were conscious, while the third was unconscious.
Their condition of the survivors was unclear up to press time.
“From the physical evidence of the vehicle on scene, we can tell that speed played a factor in this fatal crash,” Stubbs said.
He continued, “We continue to inform and educate the members of the public; if you are attending a licensed premise — a nightclub — there is nothing wrong with attending.
“If you are going to consume alcoholic beverages have a designated driver.
“The life you save may not only be yours, but could those of your passengers or some other road users at a time in the morning once you are leaving those premises.”
Stubbs also cautioned motorists against speeding.
There have been 31 traffic fatalities in The Bahamas for 2019.
On Sunday, A woman involved in a head-on traffic accident in Abaco died in hospital.
The drivers of a Jaquar and a Toyota Passo collided on Don McKay Boulevard around 1 a.m., according to authorities.
Both drivers and the female passenger of the Toyota Passo were transported to the Marsh Harbour Health Center.
The woman was identified as Katrice Juliette Maycock of Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Traffic fatalities have been on the rise in The Bahamas over the last few years.