Man dies in wrecked car
Dozens of residents of South and West Streets looked on in shock yesterday as a man took his last breath inside a wrecked gray 2000 Honda Accord.
WhenThe Nassau Guardianarrived at the scene around 2 p.m., a white 1999 Hyundai truck was mounted on top of the Honda, which was driven by a 35-year-old man. He died at he scene.
Family members of the victim were overcome with emotion when they saw the body of their relative at the scene.
The man died shortly after the head-on collision.
Up to press time last night, his identity was not released.
The two passengers in the truck were taken to hospital for treatment. Their conditions were unknown yesterday.
When questioned, police press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings could not say whether speed played a factor in the accident.
“The police are taking all necessary steps to bring this matter to a closure in a short time,”she said.
Skippings encouraged the public to pay attention to all road signs and published speed limits.
“If the speed limit is 35 miles per hour, then stick to it. Do not go over that,”she stressed.”Utilize your seatbelt.”
The fatality yesterday was the seventh recorded for the country this year.