By RICARDO WELLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN died early Saturday morning after he was ejected from the passenger seat of car that collided with a SUV.
The incident was one of two traffic fatalities that occurred over the weekend, the other taking place Friday night in Abaco, where a passenger’s remains were found in a fire-damaged car.
According to reports, shortly before 4am on Saturday, traffic police were called to an accident involving a blue Honda Accord and a 2003 Cadillac Escalade, near Lake View Cemetery in New Providence.
Police said during the collision, the deceased was ejected from the vehicle.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called to the scene, but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead.
Police said the drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospital and are listed in stable condition.
Meanwhile police in Abaco are investigating a traffic accident that occurred in Treasure Cay.
Shortly after 8pm on Friday, police received a report of two vehicles on fire as a result of a traffic accident. It was also reported that a passenger was trapped in one of the vehicles.
On arrival, the officers, with the assistance of the Treasure Cay Fire Department, were able to extinguish the fire to both vehicles, and while making checks, found human remains burnt beyond recognition in one of them. Several passengers were taken to the Marsh Harbour Medical Centre where they were treated.
Police are actively investigating this matter.
Earlier this year, police reported that 54 people died as a result of traffic accidents in 2017, an increase when compared with 2016 figures.
In 2016, there were 44 recorded traffic related deaths. In 2015, there were 55 traffic-related deaths — the most in a year since 2009, when 56 people were killed.
Investigations into the most recent traffic deaths continue.