Two traffic fatalities, both women, in accidents over weekend


Tribune Staff Reporter


TWO women were killed in separate traffic accidents in New Providence over the weekend, prompting police to advise drivers to slow down. 

The deaths bring the country’s unofficial traffic death count to 22 for the year.

The first incident occurred on Friday around 3.30pm on Prince Charles Drive.

According to reports, a white Daihatsu Mira driven by a woman was travelling east along Prince Charles Drive when it collided with a white flatbed truck travelling west.

Consequently, the truck driver lost control and collided with a utility pole and a vehicle parked on the street's southern side.

Both drivers were injured during the accident; however, the woman received serious injuries and died on the scene.

She has been identified as Philippa Deveaux.

Around 11.15pm that day, a black GMC Canyon truck and a silver colored Nissan Cube collided at McKinney and Johnstone Avenue, Stapledon Gardens.

Both drivers were injured during the accident, but only the woman driver of the Nissan Cube died on the scene of her injuries.

Due to the number of fatal accidents over the weekend, police again urged people to follow the rules and regulations governing the streets.


ohdrap4 6 months, 1 week ago

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bahamianson 6 months, 1 week ago

Attention ,Attention, telling frivers to slow down isn't working,lazy police officer.


AnObserver 6 months ago

Speed has never caused a single accident in the history of cars. Ever. Not paying attention, getting in someone else's way, blowing a red light or stop sign, losing control of the vehicle, these have all caused accidents.

Want to stop traffic deaths? It is really really really simple. Start writing large tickets to drivers who don't use their turn signals, don't stop at red lights, pass on a double white line, or are on their cell phones. If they aren't wearing their seat belts when pulled over, double the ticket. Traffic "accidents" will drop significantly over the course of a few months.

Telling people not to speed as a solution to traffic deaths is about as effective as abstinence only sex ed.


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