Road fatality


A 23-year-old man died after a serious accident at Welches Road, St. Michael, around 11:10 last night, involving a motorcycle and a Transport Board bus.


The Transport Board bus involved in the accident was driven by Ivan Goodridge.


The motorcycle driven by John David Murray

Motorcyclist John David Murray of Roxy Gap, Eagle Hall, St Michael succumbed to his injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Nine passengers on the bus driven by Ivan Goodridge complained of various injuries, but police say none of those injuries appeared to be serious.

Ambulance personnel on the scene saw eight of those passengers, while one opted to seek private medical attention.



9 Responses to Road fatality

  1. Ryvan Bigman
    Ryvan Bigman July 8, 2015 at 1:34 pm


  2. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar July 8, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Another death has occurred on the road. The victim a young man 23 years of age. Come on people, all of this can be avoided if greater common sense is exercise not only on the roads, but in life generally. RIP

  3. Ormond Mayers July 8, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    This is real sad a young man full of life and met his demised so tragic. RIP and my condolences.

  4. Patrick Blackman July 8, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    RIP brother.

  5. carson c cadogan July 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    He is one unlucky guy. A couple weeks ago he was robbed and shot , the bullet still lodged in his body.

    Rest In Peace my brother.

  6. Cecil P July 8, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    so sad to hear about this young man death. im living in T.O and every week some young person gets killed on the highway these bikes are very fast and when ever they come up against a Car/ Bus/ or a Truck / most of the time the motorcycles going to lose his life he or she don’t stand a chance . I use to rid them but i stop when u come think about it they don’t offer u any protection R.I.P from the north pole

    • Olutoye Walrond July 9, 2015 at 3:29 am

      It occurred to me, Cecil, that in Barbados we have Postmen and women who ride motorcycles everyday; we have Policemen who ride everyday; we have other citizens who ride and we seldom hear of any of them becoming ivnolved in collisions.

      I wonder why.

  7. villager. July 8, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    This is sad and i will express my condolences to his loved ones , but this motorcycle situation needs to be checked immediately,these bikers are in some cases riding without lighted headlamps at at night,and most of them do not have road taxes or insurance coverage,the police need to tackle this problem forthwith,in an effort to protect these said bikers and other users of the must be done urgently.

  8. Tony Webster July 8, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Someone, or several folks, will miss this young man dearly. However, what screams at me, is that without promptly-published reports, no OTHER youngsters, will be able to know the WHAT and the HOW he met his death, so another life might not similarly end. Eg was their abnormal levels of “substance” in his blood-stream? Was he riding dangerously? Was it the bus-driver’s fault?
    No information; no publicity…so the chances of another life being thrown away…is very likely.
    Is the Relevant Authority for Rocket-Science awake today?


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