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‘Fleeing’ Driver In Second Fatal Crash

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

A man was killed yesterday when a woman suspected of fleeing the scene of an earlier car crash collided into his vehicle.

Chief Superintendent Craig Stubbs said the shocking accident nearly led to an altercation between the female driver and witnesses who believed she was driving recklessly. He said no decision has been made yet about whether any charges would be brought in connection with the accident.

“Shortly before 1pm this afternoon,” Supt Stubbs told The Tribune, “police control received a report of a traffic accident at the intersection on Malcolm Road and East Street.”

“The officers responded and determined that a crash involving one of the vehicles, a Nissan Sentra, was initiated at the Winders Terrace corridor and Malcom Road corridor where the Nissan vehicle collided with a Ford white van. The vehicle did not stop at the scene; it travelled west on Malcom Road and upon exiting Malcom Road collided with a Honda vehicle that was travelling south; the impact caused the Honda vehicle to enter northbound on East Street and collide with a Ford F250 truck. The driver of the Honda vehicle was unresponsive and EMS confirmed no signs of life on scene. The female driver of the Nissan was transported to PMH for injuries sustained in the crash; all vehicles were extensively damaged.”

Early investigations suggest the female driver of the Nissan Sentra allegedly prompted the accidents and failed to remain stationary after the first incident, Supt Stubbs said.

“We want to sit down and have an in-depth dialogue with her,” he said, noting she was conscious and alert when transported to the hospital.

As for the deceased, Supt Stubbs said he was likely driving between five to ten miles per hour or may have even been stationary when the fatal accident occurred.

“All physical evidence on the road’s surface and the examination of the extent of damage done to his vehicle suggest he would’ve been caught by surprise,” he said.

Supt Stubbs said all vehicles involved in the crash were registered and properly licenced, though it is too early to say if they were properly insured.

Yesterday’s tragedy brings the country’s total number of traffic fatalities for the year up to 13, following a weekend in which two occurred, Supt Stubbs said.

“This is abnormal,” he added. “All of our efforts relating to enforcement and education are an ongoing process. We are back at the drawing board looking at other ways to force people to slow down and to remain stationary when accident happens.”

Comments

rawbahamian 1 year, 4 months ago

The Police are actually considering to charge a witness for detaining the female driver. It's no wonder the criminals think they have the right to do as they please. What if it was one of their immediate family members who was fatally wounded by this callous driver !!!

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licks2 1 year, 4 months ago

Penal Code of the Bahamas allows citizen to arrest and detain any person who commits a crime in their presence. . .now if she was not going to run. . "again". . .and he/she held her against her will, that's assault! Traffic accident is not a crime. . .leaving the scene of the accident is the crime. . .thin line but it is there!

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yari 1 year, 4 months ago

They better charge her. This country is way too lax with these rogue drivers.

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Dawes 1 year, 4 months ago

Even if they do the courts don't give any real punishment. A short while ago a lady in an uninsured and unlicensed car killed a pedestrian and was given a $10,000 fine. It seems if you wanted to kill someone use a car and you won't really be punished.

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ohdrap4 1 year, 4 months ago

wrong address, you mean old fort bay.

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truetruebahamian 1 year, 4 months ago

It would be nice if she were just hanged - alongside the nice lady who killed a pedestrian and drove away.

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sheeprunner12 1 year, 4 months ago

The vehicular homicide precedent has been set with the Wendy's worker a few weeks ago ........ a life is now worth $12,000

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