By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter
Two people are dead and four more injured following a road traffic accident on the Phillip Goldson Highway.
A white Mercedes car and a pickup truck had a head-on collision around mile 7 ½ at around 5:15 p.m. on Friday August 14, after the pickup, which was reportedly speeding, tried to overtake the line of traffic but failed to merge back into the correct lane in time.
Alden Locke and Shane Goff, died as a result, while Eaton Belisle, Kimberly Myers, Kirk Broaster, Huang Sheng He, and Javaughn Loganwere injured. The four are undergoing treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital
Rural Regional Commander of Police, Senior Superintendent Edward Broaster, told the media that speeding is a common problem along the area between the Haulover Bridge and Ladyville.
The accident adds to a recent surge in the number of weekend deaths and or injures caused by road traffic accidents. The Karl Heusner Memorial hospital recently had to postpone non-emergency surgeries to deal with the amount of patients needing surgery because of RTAs.
The Ministry of Transport is currently on a vigorous road safety campaign, warning drivers about speeding and other unsafe driving practices. The campaign forms a part of the National Road Safety Project.