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Eight killed in fatal crashes over Easter weekend

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eight people were killed in eight fatal crashes over the four-day Easter weekend, pushing road fatalities to 139 since the start of the year, according to the latest statistics from the Road Safety Unit (RSU).

A breakdown of the figures revealed that 42 of the fatalities were motorcyclists, 31 were pedestrians, 24 were drivers of private motor vehicles, and 21 were private motor vehicle passengers.

Noting that motorcyclists account for 30 per cent of road fatalities since the start of the year, the RSU renewed its appeal for this group of road users to wear their helmets and other protective gears to protect against major injuries and possible fatalities in the event of a crash.

There were also 10 pedal cyclists, two pillion riders, three passengers of public passenger vehicles, three passengers of commercial motor vehicles, two drivers of commercial motor vehicles, and one driver of a public passenger vehicle, among the fatalities.

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