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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

June 25, 2017



CHILD DIES IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

Officers from the Police Traffic Division are investigating the circumstances surrounding a traffic accident that has left a child dead and a woman detained in hospital on Saturday 24th June 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 6:00pm, two vehicles, one a black Nissan Teana driven by a woman and the other, a dark gray Mazda vehicle driven by a male, collided with each other while traveling west on JFK Drive. The woman lost control of her vehicle and it overturned on the eastbound lane. As the vehicle overturned onto its roof her 2 year old female passenger was fully ejected. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to hospital where she is detained in serious condition. The male driver in the other vehicle was not injured.

Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS)

CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK- If You Witness a Crime

If you see or suspect a crime is being committed, pay particular attention to the features of the offender(s) and any vehicles involved. Try to be prepared to provide at least the following about the offenders:

  1. Age, complexion, height, and weight

  2. Hair colour and style, beard and mustache;

  3. Notable characteristics (scars, glasses, etc.)

  4. Clothing description;

  5. Location where last seen

  6. Last known direction of travel;

  7. Vehicle description and distinctive markings.

Witnesses who wish to remain anonymous may do so. It is more important that a response be dispatched as quickly as possible.

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