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Two dead, another injured following separate traffic accidents

Two men were pronounced dead after separate traffic accidents on Prince Charles Drive on Tuesday, police said.

The first incident took place shortly before 7 a.m.

Police said a man driving a gray 2013 Kia vehicle west on Prince Charles crashed into a lamp pole near Beatrice Avenue.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene, according to police.

However, police said they are uncertain whether he died as a result of the collision.

Inspector Harry Williams of the Traffic Division said an autopsy will confirm the cause of death.

The second incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m.

Police said a white 1999 Ford Ranger F150 truck traveling north on Beatrice Avenue collided with a 1999 Honda Accord at the intersection of Prince Charles Drive and Beatrice Avenue.

The victim, who was believed to be in his 30s, died on the scene, according to police.

Further details were unavailable up to press time.

In other news, a traffic accident on Old Trail Road yesterday morning left a man in critical condition in hospital.

Williams said a black and white Suzuki motorbike traveling south on Old Trail Road and a Buick Rendezvous traveling north collided near the exit of Solomon’s Food Store.

The motorcyclist collided into a second vehicle as a result of the initial crash.

Emergency medical services personnel transported the man to hospital.

Police again warned motorcyclists against driving without a helmet, but could not say whether the victim was wearing one.

Williams said police are very concerned about the frequency of traffic accidents and fatalities over the last few months.

He said in some cases the accidents can be attributed to speed, and in others motorists are simply not paying attention to traffic lights and stop signs.

“When you do not pay attention to these signs, serious things can happen,” Williams noted.

On Sunday, a man, 19, died in hospital, less than 12 hours after he lost control of his gray Honda Civic Coupe and crashed it into a building on Minnie Street.

He reportedly lost control of the vehicle.



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