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Four killed in traffic accidents yesterday, Hare makes appeal to motorists

Published:Monday | December 22, 2014 | 11:03 AM
The wreckage of a minibus in which a Garvey Maceo High teacher died yesterday. - Barbara Ellington photo

Director of the Road Safety Unit Kenute Hare is again appealing to motorists to obey the road code as they make their way across the island during the holiday period.



The appeal follows the deaths of four persons in traffic crashes yesterday, bringing the number of road fatalities this year to 316.



In Clarendon, a teacher of the Garvey Maceo High School in the parish died and seven people were rushed to hospital, after the driver of the minibus in which they were traveling lost control and crashed into a ditch.



A man and woman, believed to be a couple, lost their lives about 7:30 yesterday morning as they traveled on a motor bike along the Temple Hall main road in rural St Andrew.



They died when a bus crashed into the motor bike on which they were traveling.



A passenger in the bus also died during the incident.



Hare says the motorcyclist was not to be blamed in the incident, which could have been avoided if the driver of the bus followed the country's road code.



He notes that the bus driver also did not have a valid drivers license.



Hare is also appealing to passengers in vehicles to take a stand against reckless driving.



He says passengers should insist that drivers exercise caution on the nation's roads.



And, if necessary, he says passengers should demand to be let out.



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