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Almost 50 killed in road crashes since January

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 2:21 PM

A total of 49 persons have been killed in road crashes since the start of this year.

Pedestrians account for 33 per cent of the road fatalities while Motorcyclists account for 31 per cent of those killed since the start of the year.

Statistics from the Road Safety Unit show that fatal crashes have decreased by 18 per cent and fatalities 28 per cent when compared with the similar period in 2016.

Clarendon, Westmoreland and St Catherine account for 49 per cent of the overall fatalities.

The road safety unit says fatalities for 2017 are projected to decrease by 15 per cent when compared with 2016.