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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:55 pm 
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15 Traffic Fatalities In Just 8 Months

August 13th 2008, Aruba.

ORANJESTAD-A 56 year old man has become the island's 15th traffic fatality last Saturday. The
accident happened on the highway between the airport and San Nicolas. Authorities believe that
the sports wagon driven by a young adult and a passenger was racing passing a car in front and
collided against the car from the 56 year old driver who was coming from the opposite direction.

The two young adults suffered serious injuries, and were brought to the hospital for further care.
The 56 year old man was stuck in the wreckage of his car, and was barely breathing. The fire
department had a hard time liberating the man out of the wreckage. He later died on his way to
the hospital. The 56 year old did not have on his seatbelt fastened according to the police report.

The number of traffic fatalities so far this year has reached 15. There were 18 traffic fatalities last
year. Chief police officer, Peter de Witte has long been concerned on the irresponsible driving
behaviour on the island. Traffic safety has therefore become one of the top priorities of the police
force. It is the reason why there are preventive measures such as extra traffic controls, said De
Witte. Ultimately the community remains responsible in changing their driving behaviour.


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