Police appeal for safer use of road

Police are investigating a slew of vehicular accidents at the weekend, one of which involved a minor.

Emergency crews were called to a 2-vehicle collision, which resulted in the hospitalization of a 33-year-old St George resident, who sustained injuries to the head and upper part of the body, after his vehicle ran off the road and into the St John’s River.

The incident that occurred at River Road, St George about 6:30 pm on Sunday, 13 January 2019, also left the other driver with minor injuries.

At the time of the incident, both vehicles were traveling in the direction of the city.

In another incident, also on Sunday, a 4-year-old of Mt Horne, St Andrew was hospitalised with multiple injuries. The preschooler who is reported to be doing well, was transported to Princess Alice Hospital was later to the General Hospital.

Cognisant of the recent spate of road accidents, the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is appealing to all road users to allow good sense/judgement to prevail and to watch out for each other, so that the nation’s roads may be used in a safer manner.

The RGPF is calling for a change in behaviour and attitude by motorists who use our nation’s roads irresponsibly, risking the lives of passengers, other road users and their own lives.

The RGPF remains resolute in its enforcement of the laws to ensure road safety and is also asking the general public to help make the roads a safer place by adhering to the rules and regulations of the use of the road.

Persons are urged to use the roads in a proper manner to reduce accidents and fatalities.

The Traffic Department recorded 17 accidents at the weekend.

Office of Commissioner of Police

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