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Man Dies After Traffic Accident

A 45-year-old man has died following a traffic accident that occurred on Tuesday.

According to reports, shortly before 10pm on Tuesday, a traffic accident occurred at the intersection of Baillou Hill Road and Cordeaux Avenue involving a 2000 Ford Taurus vehicle driven by a 20-year-old man and a Yamaha trail motorcycle.

The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he was detained in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle was unhurt.

On Wednesday, shortly after 4am, the man succumbed to his injuries.

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BahamianAway 8 months, 3 weeks ago

This is sad...

Another situation that needs to be regulated in the Bahamas. These motorcycle riders who ride as though there is only them on the road. Not saying this was the case but let this be a caution to others...

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Honestman 8 months, 3 weeks ago

What's the odds the motor cyclist wasn't wearing a crash helmet? I don't understand why we are so backward on this. Crash helmets save lives - why does the government not amend or enforce the law?

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generalcrazy 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I haven't seen a motorbike rider in Nassau adhere to the laws of the road yet - it's a free for all. That said, Drivers of cars are not much better. Traffic laws are RARELY enforced in the Bahamas, it's like we pay the Road Traffic Dept just to dress up every day and play cop.

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generalcrazy 8 months, 3 weeks ago

99% of cars run the red light at night, although usually later than 10pm - it's possible the car did just that. Although, I see motor bikes run red lights all day and night as well. The police do not care unless it involves drugs or guns.

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carmichaelrdgal 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Bikers ride like they don't care about their lives. Now I noticed pedestrians doing the same. You are a fool to put your life in someone else's hand like I see them do, walk right out in the road in front of you. Only know better when its too late. Young people especially act like they know it all and do as please. The police don't need to tell me to wear a helmet to protect myselves. They live these gangster lives and only going one by one.

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rony 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm a biker here in the 242, I never leave home without my helmet! I've been hit once from a woman who was putting on make up while driving. Countless times I was in fear of losing my life, cconstantly judgement cars see u riding on your right away 8 out of 10 times they would pull out the corner right in front of u forcing u to try and gear down or worst squeeze your brakes or in my case have a really nasty fall. You have alot of bikers that do fool but as a country most car drivers have no respect for bikers on this lil rock. R.I.P

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rony 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm a biker here in 242! I never leave home without my helmet, I've been hit once from a woman who was putting on make up while driving. I'm constantly in fear for my life, when your riding and have the right away cars would see u coming and still pull right out in front of u, forcing u to gear down or even squeeze your brakes and in my case have a really nasty fall. I've had many close calls. 8 out 10 car drivers don't respect bikers! I even had this lady driving a blue liberty jeep, she ran the red light and could have killed me and cost a bad accident, all because she was late for judgement church. Some bikers do mess on the road, but as a country drivers don't respect that bikes are on the road too! BTW not all of us live like gangsters, just like I know all drivers are not drunk or careless! R.I.P

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BahamianAway 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Until Road Traffic and the police come together and properly regulate road issues in New Providence we will continue to see these kinds of things.

There is no law when it comes to driving, any dern Joe Blow can get on a motorcycle and ride. They need to have a proper motorcycle safety course and give licenses to operate a motorcycle. And when the police see these people riding pull them over and ask for their licenses.

But of course this idea is so far-fetched because they can't even regulate the flipping cars on the road. People driving with no license, cars with no head or tail lights, no side mirrors and all kinds of other hazardous behaviour.

And I can't even begin to describe the lawless actions when driving, no regard for stop signs, pulling out corners no signals, squeezing down the sides, just because you are on a motorcycle doesn't give you the right to disregard the proper rules of the road.

Sorry to say but until these issues and more regarding road safety and issues are addressed this man won't be the last skid mark on the Bahamian streets.

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