St. James, Jamaica (McKoy’s News)- 17 PEOPLE KILLED 16 ROAD ACCIDENTS IN ST. JAMES SINCE 2017: Officers attached to the St. James Traffic Department has indicated that since January of 2017 a total of 17 people have lost their lives in 16 Traffic accidents along the roadways.
According to Sgt. Andy Birch of the Area One ReConstruction Unit compare to the year 2016 at this same time a total of 20 people lost their lives in 18 traffic Accidents in the parish. Sargent Birch further stated that so far in 2017 there has been a decline in road accidents throughout St. James but he is still sending a caution warning to the motorist to be very careful when using the roadways.
He mentioned that most of these traffic accidents occurred due to impatient drivers and careless overtaking. And surprisingly a number of the drivers involved are certified drivers who have years of experience in driving.
Sgt. Birch also stressed on many young drivers who have little experience and are mainly behind fatal crashes which result from speeding. Persons caught breaking the Traffic regulations will be dealt with according to law.