|Young man killed in ‘horrific’ car crash|
Guardian Staff Reporter
Published: Jun 25, 2012
A young man was killed when he lost control of a car, which then slammed into a utility pole and split in two on Milo Butler Highway early yesterday. He was traveling north at the time, according to Officer in Charge of the Traffic Division Superintendent Ken Strachan, who noted the car ended up on the western side of the thoroughfare.
According to Strachan, Defence Force officers responded to the scene and removed the victim from the front half of the 2004 Honda Accord.
“[They] ably removed him from the vehicle and attempted to support him with life saving exercises,” he said. “Unfortunately, that victim did not make it.”
The young man became the 21st person to die in a traffic accident in the country this year.
The accident occurred around 6 a.m., police said.
No identity was released up to press time.
Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin described the accident as horrific.
“The Ministry of Transport and Aviation is urging a heightened sense of caution, patience and care for all road users,” she said in a statement.
“The entire community must join in this effort to keep our roads safe. Our schools must educate our children, parents must continuously admonish, and friends must reach levels of maturity to help friends stay safe.”