Jamaica Crime News, St James: A taxi operator who hails from the community of Hopewell in Hanover is now the second motorist to be killed on the roadway, in the Anchovy policing area within a month.
The first incident occurred along a section of the King Gate main road on Thursday night of July 17 and the other along the Spring Garden main road on Wednesday night of July 31st.
The first accident took place approximately 10:30 p.m., involving a White Toyota Axio motor car which was being driven by Andrew Smith 44-year-old truck driver of Camp Road in Hopewell.
Smith was travelling from Anchovy towards Long Hill, when he lost control of the vehicle which crashed into another car travelling in the opposite direction.
He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
This latest accident which occurred on Wednesday, claimed the life of Ricardo Wallace otherwise called “Links” 38-year-old taxi operator of Lookout district in Hopewell, Hanover.
Reports by the Anchovy police are that about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Wallace was transporting passengers from Hopewell to Montego Bay in his Toyota Ipsum, Seven seater motor car.
On reaching a section of the Spring Garden main road, in the vicinity of Ramson compound, Wallace collided head-on with a Toyota Hiace tour bus which was travelling in the opposite direction.
Wallace and five passengers sustained head and body injuries and were rushed to the Cornwall Regional hospital where Wallace was pronounced dead and the other victims admitted in serious condition.
In the meanwhile, the police say they are asking motorists to proceed with caution while using the public roadways.
Feature image: Ricardo Wallace