Teen killed in Abaco traffic fatality

Teen killed in Abaco traffic fatality

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 16-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car in Abaco yesterday.

Assistant Superintendent Terecita Pinder said officers from the Coopers Town Police Station found the teen’s body in bushes nearly eight feet away from the purported impact.

The officers were called to the traffic accident on SC Bootle Highway shortly before 10pm, she said.

“Further reports are that the male along with a female were walking on SC Bootle Highway, when he was struck by a silver Honda Accord vehicle driven by a male who was traveling in a western direction on SC Bootle Highway,” read a police statement.

“The victim landed some eight feet in bushes from the impact and died on scene. The driver of the Honda Accord vehicle fled the scene but eventually returned. The vehicle sustained extensive damages.”

The statement added: “The driver is assisting police with this investigation. Officers from the Traffic Division will be assisting police in Abaco with this investigation.”