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Motorcyclist among three killed in separate traffic collisions

Published:Saturday | May 3, 2014 | 1:16 PM

Three persons were killed within hours of each other in traffic collisions in various parishes across the island yesterday.

A motorcyclist, travelling along a main road in Westmoreland is among the casualties.

The Savanna-la-Mar police say that about 8 p.m., Evan Anderson, 26, of Sterling district, was driving a Jamco motorcycle along the One Stick main road in the parish.

On reaching a section of the roadway, he allegedly lost control of the vehicle and fell, sustaining multiple injuries.

He died at hospital while being treated.

The Little London police are investigating.

The second victim, 54-year-old Charles Vernon of Albion Lane, St James, sustained fatal injuries when he was involved in a motor vehicle collision along Union Street in the vicinity of UGI car park, also in St James.

Information received from the Barnett Street police is that about 9:35 p.m., Vernon was walking along the road when he was hit by a Toyota Corolla motor car.

The police were summoned and he was taken to hospital where he died while being treated.

The driver of the motor car reportedly fled the scene, and investigators are appealing to him to turn himself in at the nearest police station immediately.

Additionally, persons who witnessed the incident or who know of his whereabouts are being asked to contact the Barrett Town police at 953-7899, the Savanna-la-Mar police at 955-2536, 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

The third person, 49-year-old Morris Bennett, a farmer of Hamilton Mountain, St Mary was killed in a two-vehicle crash about 10:15 p.m., on the Boscobel main road in the parish.

The Oracabessa police, who are investigating, say Bennett was driving a Toyota Hiace mini bus towards Oracabessa when on reaching a section of the roadway, the bus collided with a Toyota Dyna motor truck that was travelling in the opposite direction.

Both drivers received multiple injuries and were taken to hospital where Bennett died while being treated.

The other man was admitted in serious condition.


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