St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – The Police have issued a statement concerning the frequency of traffic accidents that have occurred in 2023.
In 2022, 1,756 traffic accidents were reported, and 1,664 were reported in 2021.
While data for 2023 has not been shared as yet, the number of fatalities dues to traffic accidents in the last few weeks has caused the police to promise an increased presence in communities as a result.
Some of the most recent traffic fatalities include Kenrick T. Phillip of Stonefort Estate, who was severely injured in a traffic accident in Conyers, St. Kitts, on June 21 and subsequently succumbed to his injuries on July 2 after seeking medical attention overseas.
The most recent fatal traffic accident was on July 1, when Joneal Sprouse of Middle Island died from a traffic accident near the solar farm on the Frigate Bay Road.
The young man succumbed to his injuries on July 3 due to the collision.
The Police reported that driving at excessively high speeds has repeatedly been identified as the main cause of traffic accidents in the Federation. The second cause is driving without due care and attention.
The Police Force will increase their presence in communities around the country in response to the traffic accidents and the causes reported.