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Road fatalities surpass 300

Published: Sunday December 29, 2013 | 5:23 pm Comments 0

Police statistics show that road fatalities have now surpassed 300 deaths for the year.

Data from the Police Traffic Headquarters show that from January 1 to today, December 29, there have been 303 deaths from 270 collisions, 46 more than last year, when the country recorded fewer than 300 deaths for the first time since 1999.

Just yesterday afternoon a motor cyclist received multiple injuries in Feris Crossing, Westmoreland after he failed to exercise due care while overtaking a car. He crashed into an on coming vehicle, receiving injuries to his head and body.

The crash comes on heels of an appeal by the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Works late last week for motorcyclists in western Jamaica to use the roads more carefully throughout the remainder of the holiday period.

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