Past weekend’s traffic accidents exceed the number of collisions recorded over Labour Day holiday, Ellis reports

There were almost 20 traffic accidents this past weekend – more than took place the weekend before – reports Assistant Superintendent Rodney Ellis, Head of the Traffic Department.

Ellis believes the heavy presence of Police on the roads could have contributed to the low number of collisions over the Labour Day holiday.  However, that figure almost doubled this past weekend, he says.

Meanwhile, no charges have been brought against the driver in Sunday morning’s accident on the Sir George Walter Highway, which left a cyclist gravely injured.

The motorist is still being questioned by the Police.  Hence, Ellis says he could not give too many details on the active investigation and does not know what the outcome will be.

Andre Simon remains in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital, reportedly in an induced coma, after being knocked down by the driver of a Vitz.

Four cyclists were hit, one after the other, during the incident, but Simon appears to have received the worst of it. He was reportedly thrown in the air twice as a result of the impact.

Allegations are that the driver ran the red light at the intersection of Old Parham Road and Sir George Walter Highway in the vicinity of Dee’s Service Station.