Passenger Riding In Back Of Truck Dies In Traffic Accident

A MAN is dead after a traffic accident in San Salvador on Monday.

Police said they received a report shortly before 5pm of a fatal accident in the settlement of United Estates. When officers arrived on the scene, they met the lifeless body of a male lying in the street.

Police said the the driver of a white 1997 Ford Ranger truck lost control of the vehicle, causing the accident. The victim was a passenger riding on the back of the truck.

Another passenger was treated at the local clinic for minor injuries.

Officers from the Royal Bahamas Police Force's Traffic Division will assist with this investigation.

The death came one day after a man died after a traffic accident in New Providence. Shortly after 5am Sunday, police received a report of a fatal accident at Golf Course Boulevard in Sea Breeze Estates. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the body of a man with injuries pinned in a self-drive 2008 Nissan Cube. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary reports indicate the victim was driving when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a concrete wall. He has been identified as Alton Virgil, head of security at Princess Margaret Hospital.


bahamas12345 1 year, 11 months ago

Surprised it doesn't happen more often You need to wear your seatbelt in your vehicle but you can ride in the back of a truck where there are no seatbelts. Whats wrong with that picture????????


sheeprunner12 1 year, 11 months ago

Anyone who is stupid enough to allow riders on the back of their trucks must be given at least a $5,000 fine from now on ........... This madness must stop!!!!!!! .......... smt


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