Pedestrian killed in early morning accident

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The body of Jerome Nicholls being taken away.

A young man lost his life this morning after being struck by a vehicle.

Jerome Nicholls, 27, of Nursery #2, St Philip, died on the spot after he was hit by a motor-van around 6:30 a.m. this morning on Windsor Road, Highway 5, St George.

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The mother of the deceased, who declined to give her name, had to be consoled after identifying the body.

His body was discovered in a bushy area near to the roadway Highway 5, between Campaign Castle and Little Bentley, St. Philip.

According to initial investigations,  a motorist visited the District ‘B’ Police Station and made a report. Police visited the area and discovered the body.

It is believed that Nicholls was the subject of an accident involving a motor van which occurred in the early morning hours.

The identity of the driver has not been disclosed, but reports are that he is being questioned by police at the Boarded Hall police station.

 

 

47 Responses to Pedestrian killed in early morning accident

  1. Alison Turton
    Alison Turton May 16, 2015 at 11:31 am

    R.I.P xxxx

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  2. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley May 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

    VERY sad!!!! May he rest in peace…

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  3. Kim Kim
    Kim Kim May 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Omg RIP. Chaaaa

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  4. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett May 16, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Rip

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  5. Sisi Kitty Greenidge
    Sisi Kitty Greenidge May 16, 2015 at 11:46 am

    🙁 poor guy. R.I.P

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  6. Paul Samaroo
    Paul Samaroo May 16, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Well it’s one way of teaching bajans to respect the roads they have none for the traffic

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    • Jean Worrell
      Jean Worrell May 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Really? Smh!

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    • Signori Nera
      Signori Nera May 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      Douchebag statement yo

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    • Paul Samaroo
      Paul Samaroo May 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Yeah I know my statement is ruff but as a driver on the road I know what it is like to be dodging pedestrian and bicyclists alike they feel it’s the cars that end up in the hospital

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      • Sanderson Rowe May 16, 2015 at 2:12 pm

        Paul , there isn’t a night that I drive on the highway and I do not have very close encounters with both pedal and motorcyclists. And although they are dead wrong, they still believe that they have the right -of- way. Barbados is probably the only country in the world, where cyclists appear to have been given absolute priority over other road users.

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    • Paul Samaroo
      Paul Samaroo May 16, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Where I am from we respect the the traffic not the other way round

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    • Shaunette Babb
      Shaunette Babb May 16, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      How about mutual respect? Just because you’re protected in your car doesn’t mean that you can’t respect other road users. I assume that you never walk anywhere or have family who do.

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    • Signori Nera
      Signori Nera May 16, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Google Empathy

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    • Paul Samaroo
      Paul Samaroo May 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      I walk I catch the bus I do what every road user does but more importantly I respect the traffic

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    • Oliva Pope
      Oliva Pope May 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Ur an ass straight up

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      • shamika prescott May 18, 2015 at 2:01 am

        Ass is an understatement u r insulting an ass calling him so..that deceased man is the father of my two neices i am fuming to see the folly ppl r sayin here so imagine his mother and my sister.

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    • Shaunette Babb
      Shaunette Babb May 16, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      A man is dead. You don’t know the circumstances. You don’t know who was in the wrong. Yet the only thing you can find to say is about people respecting traffic.
      Since you walk and catch bus, it could easily be you. You may ‘respect the traffic’, but if the driver is like you, then you could still end up being hit.

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      • Sanderson Rowe May 16, 2015 at 2:17 pm

        And Shaunette, you are quite correct. Drivers, when operating as pedestrians, make the worst pedestrian, simply because that they have had little experience in walking the road, or have forgot how.

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  7. Alecia Sugarlips Blake Hanson
    Alecia Sugarlips Blake Hanson May 16, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Omg sad

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  8. Roberta Ford
    Roberta Ford May 16, 2015 at 11:54 am

    So sad such sad news from barbados in the last day. Rip xxxx

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  9. Mhizz Pookie Sweets
    Mhizz Pookie Sweets May 16, 2015 at 11:58 am

    So sad god be with his family at this time of need wa is wrong with ppl these days god man can we not be careful gee

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  10. Candice Elenor
    Candice Elenor May 16, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Barbados really getting hit hard by alot of tradegy..i cant believe we lil rock getting hit sa hard…i got to agree bajans got to becareful on the roads

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  11. Tha Prototype
    Tha Prototype May 16, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Sorry he had to lose his life this way. Glad to see the driver immediately took responsibility and went to the nearest police station for help.

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    • Signori Nera
      Signori Nera May 16, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime though. Not mention he hit a man and left him to die in the bush.

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    • Tha Prototype
      Tha Prototype May 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Catch 22

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  12. Roberta Ford. May 16, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    So sad Rip xxx

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  13. Lee Stempski
    Lee Stempski May 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Oh dear ..so sad.

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  14. Danielle Worrell
    Danielle Worrell May 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Really Paul Samaroo? This is what you take away from this incident?

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  15. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix May 16, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    So sad

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  16. Coreen Holford
    Coreen Holford May 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    RIP

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  17. June Blackett
    June Blackett May 16, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    RIP

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  18. House Bunny Roberts
    House Bunny Roberts May 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Wats going on over there,all of a sudden everyday its something new,God help us all

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  19. Alison Lucas
    Alison Lucas May 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    R.I.P to the young man any sincere condolences to his family. I must also commend the driver on doing that which is right I hope you too pull through this tragedy.

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  20. Simone Browne-Kirton
    Simone Browne-Kirton May 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    OMG. I never thought when I said see ya around on Thursday that would’ve been the last. RIP Jerome

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  21. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid May 16, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I does all ways deal with left and proper side first and then the appropriate speed and brakes can’t go wrong

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  22. Hope Bless
    Hope Bless May 16, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Rip

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  23. Angela Thompson
    Angela Thompson May 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Rip

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  24. Sanderson Rowe May 16, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    It may not be related to this case , but one of the dangers that motorists have to contend with, during the hours of darkness,is pedestrians wearing dark coloured clothing, making them almost invisible.

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  25. Jen May 16, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Paul Samaroo u r an insensitive ***, and Sanderson Rowe, don’t talk wat u don’t know travel first and then make that statement. Cos u will be proven wrong………WOW to NOT know how this happened and to just make such bold and HEARTLESS assumptions…..I hope that a drunk driver or someone speeding or something does not happen with a car, bus or other vehicle to take out either of u two….WOW

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    • Sanderson Rowe May 16, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      Travel you have advised me? What a bold assumption.

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  26. birdnest May 16, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Mr. Paul Samaroo Check yourself, this is neither the time or the forum to ven ur frustrations. U do have family, u ur self do walk some where some time. We must be careful and mindful of what comes out of our mouth, it can happen to any one of us, im a driver too.

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  27. Tony Waterman May 16, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    @all yuh!!!!! no one except the Driver of the Van involved, really knows what happened this Morning at 6.30 on that road, so it is pointless to be making suggestions about who is right/wrong, and about how the road was being used at that particular time, perhaps no one did anything reall that wrong, but who knows.
    I have driven in Barbados since 1964, i have driven in the USA, I have driven in Canada, and you can call me whatever you wan to call me, Barbados has the worst drivers i have seen when compared to those three locations that i have driven in, the current drivers test/Examination is an absolute JOKE, and i am not even sure if Drivers Licences are not being SOLD to people, because what i see today as Driving is Horrible.
    Couple with No Real Law Enforcement, you’re lucky that the Death toll from road Collisions is not higher than it is today.
    @Sanderson Rowe!!! although 6.30 AM in Barbados is not really Darkness, you do make a good point, and to that end the Volvo car Company has Just relwased a Product, which can be sprayed on anything, even your person (Bicycles, knapsacks, Clothes, your Hair etc) and it illuminates you whe a vehicle lights spot on you, they have realised that there is a real problem with people dress like you have said at Night, and being seen by Motorists

    May the Departed man Rest in Peace, and rise again someday in Glory with the Angels

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    • Sanderson Rowe May 16, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      @ Tony Waterman , and hence the adoption of Day Time Running Lights on many vehicles ,and especially motor cycles. Dusk and dawn ,especially do present some challenges to motorists,driving into the sunrise,and sunset resp.

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  28. Bajantodebone May 17, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I am going to be straight up with my comments. Bajan wear dark clothing at night making themselves targets. Not smart in my opinion. I hope they learn from this if such caused this accident. My condolences to the family. I hope we as a country can do more to make it safe when we traverse whether it be day or night as I see a lot of motorists break traffic lights, don’t stop at major stops etc.

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  29. shamika prescott May 18, 2015 at 1:51 am

    RIP to the father of my two neices ..u will be surely missed. The idiot name Paul Samaroo should really desist from polluting the atmosphere with his thoughtless comments .No one is interested in your bull..thanks ..NB// I AM TRYING VERY HARD NOT TO FULL BLAST U WHICH U DESERVE!!!!!

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  30. Angel May 18, 2015 at 4:11 am

    R.I.P Jerome ….and to all these people talking about who’s right and who’s wrong clearly your heart doesn’t beat with any sympathy. He could have been family to any of you. For crying out loud a young man is dead show some respect and keep your opinions to yourself at this time. A mother lost her son.

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    • shamika May 19, 2015 at 1:12 am

      Thank you Angel. Not only did a mother lose her son two little girls no longer have a daddy an that really hurts me

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