Motor vehicle accidents claim at least 3 lives in 12 hr period across Jamaica

people killed dead in accidents in JamaicaIt was a tragic weekend on Jamaican roads as motor vehicle accidents claimed the lives of at least three individuals within a twelve hour period.

According a report by Irie FM, at least three people were killed in separate motor crashes across the island on the weekend. The accidents occurred in St Ann, St Andrew and St James.

Those killed have been identified as 27-year-old Tashy-Ann Myers of Kingsling Avenue, Kingston 10, Simon Davidson of Exchange in St Ann and 47-year-old British national Dian Esty of London, England.

In the St James incident police say about 10:00 p-m on Saturday (July 12), Ms Esty was in the process of crossing a section of the Rose Hall Main Road when she was hit by a mini bus travelling towards Montego Bay. She was hit in the vicinity of a hotel where she was a guest. She was pronounced dead at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.


In the St Ann incident reports from the Browns Town police are that about 8:00 a.m. yesterday (July 13), Davidson and four others were travelling in a motor car from Brown’s Town towards Discovery Bay when the vehicle slammed into a truck. The passengers were reportedly coming from a dance when the accident occurred.

The injured persons were taken to hospital where Davidson was pronounced dead.The other four were admitted in critical condition.

In the final incident, reports from the Stadium Gardens police are that about 3:30 a.m yesterday (July 13), Myers was driving a Toyota Yaris motor car with two passengers aboard along Old Hope Road.

Upon reaching the intersection of Old Hope Road and Lady Musgrave Road, she reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the embankment.

All three persons were taken to hospital, where Myers died while being treated. The other two were treated and released.

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