Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Eyes on safer road


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THE CRIES from the people of Westmoreland, St James, have not fallen on deaf ears.

The area has been the site of fatalities and near misses over the years. Mary Downes, who was killed on the road last week, was one of the voices who often criticised the bad driving practices she witnessed, as well as the lack of either a roundabout or lights to help regulate traffic.

Downes, 61, died on Wednesday when a collision between two trucks caused one of them to veer to the side and strike her while she was standing.

On Friday, Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley visited Westmoreland where Downes’ family and friends were holding a small tribute. He told the DAILY NATION that ministry officials were there to see how best they could eliminate the dangers posed by the road. (CA)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.



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