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Senior citizens killed in car crashes

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2013 | 6:26 PM

Two senior citizens were killed in separate motor vehicle crashes in Clarendon and St Catherine yesterday.

They have been identified as 70-year-old Clement Davis of Victoria district, St Catherine and 79-year-old Roy McGrath, a businessman of Gerbera Close, Kingston 6.

The Constabulary Communication Network (CCN) says about 8:15 yesterday morning, Davis was riding a bicycle in the vicinity of the Rose Hall main road in the parish when he was hit by a Honda Civic motor car. The police were summoned and Davis was taken to hospital, where he died.

Meanwhile, about 6:45 yesterday evening , the May Pen police said McGrath was killed as he reportedly turned onto the Bustamante Highway in Clarendon from the York Town main road. His Toyota Platz motor car collided with a GMC motor truck and then crashed into a Toyota Hiace mini bus.

McGrath, along with four other persons, received injuries and was taken to hospital, where he died while being treated. The others were admitted in stable condition.

Investigations are continuing into both incidences.

The National Road Safety Council has been earnestly trying to maintain road fatalities below 240 deaths. However, fatalities have increased by about 20 percent since the start of the year when compared to same period in 2012. Child fatalities in particular have jumped by about 50 per cent.


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