42 killed in road crashes in July

With nine fatalities, the parish of St Catherine recorded the most road deaths of any parish during the month of July when 42 people perished on the nation’s roads according to statistics from the Road Safety Unit (RSU).

Westmoreland comes next with eight, followed by St Ann with seven, and St Andrew with five.

Clarendon and Trelawny had three road deaths each during July, while St James, Hanover and Kingston each had two fatalities and Manchester had one.

The RSU reported no road deaths in the eastern parishes of Portland, St Mary and St Thomas or the central parish of St Elizabeth.

The 42 deaths during the month resulted from 33 fatal crashes. When compared to July 2021, fatalities decreased by nine per cent while fatal crashes decreased by 21 per cent this year.

Up to Friday, August 5 a total of 286 people had perished in motor vehicle crashes islandwide.

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