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.

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