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4 Dead From Accident Since Holiday Weekend Began
The death toll has risen since the beginning of Jamaica’s Emancipation holiday weekend after motor vehicle accident claimed the lives of four persons.
The first accident occurred in Portmore St. Catherine, where 22 year old Neish Freckleton lost his life while riding his motor cycle along the Gregory Park main road in the parish.
Investigations revealed that Freckleton lost control of his motor cycle while overtaking a JUTC bus travelling in the same direction.
Both passengers of the motor cycle were taken to hospital after it slammed into the rear of the JUTC bus, causing them to be thrown to the ground.
Upon arrival, Freckleton was confirmed dead while the passenger was admitted in stable condition at the hospital.
In another incident, three members of a family whose names have not yet been released – died from injuries sustained after their Toyota Axio motor car collided with a Nissan motor van.
The incident took place along the Duncans Bypass roadway in Trelawny at approximately 7:30am this Sunday morning.
It is understood that the family members were attempting to make their way to the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay when the accident occurred.
Two persons were confirmed dead on the scene while another was pronounced dead at the Falmouth Public General Hospital.
The other persons, including a baby – who were travelling in the Nissan motor van, were taken to the hospital for treatment.