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2006-03-29 10:25:42

US Couple Airlifted After Bahamas Traffic Accident

Three Americans injured or killed in traffic in The Bahamas in less than a week.

An American couple vacationing in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, were airlifted to New Providence over the weekend after being seriously injured in a traffic accident.

According to police reports, Larry Vanliere, 60, and his wife, Mary, 46, of Holland, Michigan, are in serious condition at Princess Margaret Hospital.

A third visitor, Judith Linn, 61, of Holland, Michigan, also sustained a serious injury and is being treated in Abaco.

Superintendent of Police Basil Rahming reported that sometime around 7.15pm on Saturday, a traffic accident occurred on the Tommy Russell Road in Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay.

According to police reports, Mr Vanliere was driving a rented golf cart north when he veered over onto the southbound lane and collided headon with a maroon Dodge Spirit driven by Lance Swain, 26, of Green Turtle Cay.

The golf cart was extensively damaged.

Ms Linn, a passenger in the golf cart seated in the back was knocked onto the ground and sustained a serious head injury. Mr Vanliere sustained head and back injuries. His wife, Mary, a passenger in the front, sustained injuries to both legs.

Mr Swain, and his passenger, Lyndel Russell, 21, were not injured.

The visitors were taken to the Clinic at Green Turtle Cay, where they received emergency medical treatment.

The Vaniers were airlifted to New Providence on a King Air flight.

Source: The Tribune

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