THE COUNTRY recorded its first two traffic fatalities for 2014 after two men died in separate traffic accidents in the capital.
The first incident happened around 6:30am Wednesday.
Police say the victim was travelling east on the highway when he was struck by a vehicle travelling in the same direction.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Craig Stubbs said officers are still unsure of exactly what happened.
“Police received reports of a traffic accident in the vicinity of Elizabeth Estates Police Station. When we arrived on the scene we met an adult male lying on the northern side of the Prince Charles corridor. Initial reports indicate that he was stuck by a vehicle travelling east,” he said.
ASP Stubbs said police are still in the initial stages of the investigation and cannot confirm if speed was a factor in the fatality.
About 12 hours later, police were called to the scene of another traffic accident this time on John F Kennedy Drive.
Police say around 7pm, two vehicles, a Mercedes Benz and a Nissan Lorel were travelling east on JFK Drive when they collided. The impact caused both vehicles to crash into nearby bushes.
The driver of the Nissan died on the scene, his two female passengers were taken to hospital by ambulance. At present their condition is unknown.
The driver of the Mercedes received minor injuries and was treated and discharged.
Police Superintendent Stephen Dean said it is too early to determine exactly what happened. He urged members of the public to exercise care and caution when using highways.
Investigations into both incidents continue.