#Bahamas, December 11, 2017 – Nassau – Police say the public is taking a lot of risks while driving and that is driving up the frequency in traffic accidents in The Bahamas. Using cell phones, driving drunk, driving sleepy and speeding were cited as the main causes for traffic accidents following the Thursday night traffic tragedy on Nassau streets.
The accident on East Street South and Sealink Drive at around 10pm has resulted in a teenage boy’s death, and serious injury to others in the two car collision. Assistant Superintendent Craig Stubbs, officer-in-charge of the Traffic Division reported on the surge in bad driving habits and accidents resulting from them, “Drivers have to not only drive for themselves, but also for the persons in front of them, the persons behind them and the pedestrians that may be walking in their immediate area.”
In the deadly head on crash Thursday night, a white Honda Fit was heading south, a black Nissan Fuga was heading north when there was impact; the force of the impact said Press Officer, Shanta Knowles sent the white car spiraling and it slammed into a lamp pole. The boy, a passenger in that Honda Fit was dead on the spot. Both drivers were in serious condition at hospital.