Cyclist, pedestrian die in accidents

The police say they are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at about 0515h. today at Golden Grove Public Road, WCB, and which resulted in the death of Neil Wallerson, 55 years, a Labourer of Hopetown, WCB.

Investigations, police say have revealed that Wallerson was riding a pedal cycle along the roadway when he was struck down by a motor vehicle which was driven away from the scene. He was taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was pronounced DOA.

Meanwhile at about 0900h today, the driver of motor lorry GMM 2171 was proceeding along the New Hope Public Road, EBD, when it is alleged that pedestrian Hilton Nedd, 35 years, of Diamond, EBD, attempted to cross the roadway and was struck down by the vehicle. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.

The driver of the motor lorry is in police custody assisting with the investigations.



Join the Conversation

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

The Comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit/delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity. We moderate ALL comments, so your comment will not be published until it has been reviewed by a moderator.