Jamaica News: The Area One traffic police have reported that 19 persons have lost their lives in 17 road accidents which have taken place in Western Jamaica since the start of the year.
The parishes of Westmoreland and Trelawny have accounted for at least thirteen of these fatal crashes. The traffic departments within these two police divisions say they will now be taking a none tolerance stand against reckless drivers and motorists who continued to speed.
According to the police, most of these fatal crash take place due to carelessness of road users, especially young drivers and motorist, and special attention will now be paid to these road users.
The most recent fatal crash which claimed the life of 79-year-old Amos Brissett of Industrial Cove, took place in Lucea, Hanover on Saturday.
According to the Lucea Police, about 6:50 p.m., Brissett was riding a bicycle along the Industrial Cove main road when he lost control of the bicycle and crashed into a Toyota coaster bus.
The police were summoned and Brissett who sustained head injuries was rushed to the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, where he was pronounced dead.