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Woman Killed When Car Crashes Into Bushes

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

POLICE are investigating the death of a woman who lost control of her vehicle and crashed into nearby bushes in Eleuthera.

On Saturday around 9am, police received a report of a fatal accident at Cotton Bay Estates, South Eleuthera.

Upon arrival at the scene, they found the lifeless body of the woman on the ground with injuries. She was outside of a wrecked, overturned 2002 blue Volkswagen vehicle.

The 31-year-old victim of Palmetto Point was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her identity was not released up to press time yesterday.

This is the latest of a string of traffic fatalities this year on Bahamian roads. On May 20, a 51-year-old man was driving west on East Sunrise Highway in a Hyundai Accent when there was a collision with a the woman driver of a Nissan Maxima travelling south on East Atlantic Drive.

The collision occurred around midnight at the junction of the two roads. The man died of his injuries.

A month earlier, on April 25, a man in his mid-50s was riding his bicycle on Queen’s Highway, in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera ,when he was involved in a collision with a Ford Truck being driven by a 24-year-old man.

He was rushed to the island’s local clinic in critical condition, but died a short time later.

A similar fatal incident occurred in Abaco two nights before when a 49-year-old man was also killed while riding his bicycle.

Shortly after 9 o’clock that night, a man was travelling north on his bicycle on Don McKay Boulevard in Abaco when he collided with a vehicle also travelling north. The driver did not stop.

The victim was taken to the local clinic, but died of his injuries a short time later.

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