Fatal Accident

(ZIZ News/Press Release) The police are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred at the South East Peninsula on Wednesday night.

It involved motor omnibus TA 499, which is owned by Selmoth Rawlins of Old Road and was being driven by Raheem Desuza of Lime Kiln, and motor car RA 250, which is owned by Hertz Car Rental and was being driven by a visitor to the island. 

According to the police at about 6:30 p.m., the bus was heading towards Frigate Bay and car was heading towards the end of the peninsula when both vehicles collided. 

The front seat passenger of the car and the driver of the bus were taken to the JNF hospital by the emergency medical service. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene by the District Medical Officer. The driver of the taxi bus sustained minor injuries. 

He was treated and discharged. The passenger of the car underwent surgery and is warded in a critical condition. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.

 

Investigations into the matter are ongoing.

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