Jamaica News: Over the past four days, seven persons have lost their lives in six separate road accidents, which took place throughout three western parishes.
Nine other persons have been seriously injured and are presently being treated at hospital in serious conditions.
The most recent accident claimed the life of a teenage motorcyclist in Kingsvale, Hanover, on Sunday night.
He has been identified as 17-year-old Machael Gaschair, unemployed of a Kingsvale address.
Reports by the Kingsvale police are that about 7:30 p.m., the teenager was riding a motorcycle along the Kingsvale main road and collided into the side of a motorcar, which was traveling in the opposite direction.
Gaschair along with a pillion who was traveling on the motorcycle sustained injuries and they were rushed to the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, where the teenager was pronounced dead and the other man admitted in serious condition.
Two other male victims, 29-year-old Gregory Gallimore, driver of Spring Hill and 40-year-old Jeffery Cunningham, lost their lives in a motor vehicle accident which occurred along a section of the Duncans main road in Trelawny on Saturday morning.
19-year-old Noel Palmer, 17-year-old Cawayne Brown and 22-year-old Jovaugh Wilson along with 39-year-old Police Constable Rohan Gordon, who was driving the other vehicle, were seriously injured in the crash.
This was the second double fatal accident recorded in Trelawny during the course of the week. Two other men, 31-year-old, Marvin Douglas, a Police officer who resided at Florence Hall, Trelawny and 50-year-old Osric Bogle, of Cave in Westmoreland, also died in a motor vehicle accident which occurred along Spring Hill on Thursday afternoon.
The sixth victim, 35-year-old David Bailey, a truck driver of Smithfield district in Westmoreland, lost his life in another motor vehicle accident which took place along the Smithfield main road about 2:40 a.m., while 24-year-old Chaswayne Brown of Flamingo Beach in Wiltshire, Trelawny, died at the Falmouth hospital, after receiving injuries in another motor vehicle collision along the Four Shore main road in Falmouth.
Since the start of the year, ten persons have lost their lives in separate road accidents across western Jamaica.