By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
AN Abaco man is dead after the vehicle he was driving collided head on with a truck on S C Bootle Highway on Thursday evening.
Superintendent of Police Terecita Pinder reported that the accident occurred shortly before 8pm, near the area of Treasure Cay Airport, involving a white 2002 Chevrolet Silverado with two male occupants and a brown Daihatsu Mira with a lone male driver.
According to police reports, the Daihatsu Mira was travelling east at a high rate of speed when it collided head on with the white Chevrolet Silverado, which was travelling in the west bound lane.
The driver of the Daihatsu Mira was ejected from the vehicle before it burst into flames. The victim was later pronounced dead by a doctor at the Marsh Harbour Community Clinic.
The driver and passenger of the Chevrolet Silverado received serious injuries and are listed in stable condition.
Supt Pinder said police are actively investigating the matter.
In the past month, there have been two previous traffic deaths on SC Bootle Highway.
On February 28, police were called to an accident shortly after 1pm at S C Bootle Highway in Marsh Harbour, involving a white 2010 Suzuki Alto, which was in bushes with no disc or license plate attached.
According to initial reports, the male driver was travelling along S C Bootle Highway when he lost control of the vehicle. The car flipped over several times before coming to rest some 69ft from the highway. The victim—a 21-year-old male of Treasure Cay—was discovered and pronounced dead at the community clinic.
On March 7, shortly after 5am officers were called to a traffic accident at Forest Drive, Dundas Town, involving a white Honda Civic coupe with two male passengers. The vehicle was travelling east on Forest Drive when the driver lost control and hit a tree. The driver of the vehicle was seriously injured. However, the male passenger died at the scene.