Cyclist’s death shocks community

Family and friends of motorcyclist Robert Hollingsworth are “numb” since his death from a vehicular accident Monday.

This close-knit neighbourhood of Belfield, Black Rock, St Michael has been trying to make sense of Hollingsworth’s death.

The 34-year-old perished after he was involved in an accident with a minibus driven by Marklee Harris, 37, of Carlton, St James, at the St Thomas Parish Church roundabout around 5 p.m. Monday.

A day later, family members and close relatives were still too distraught to speak, but neighbours were willing to share their thoughts on the man many said had died too young, although no one wanted to be identified.

One woman was emotional as she recounted her last encounter with Hollingsworth, saying she had seen when he returned home from work, and left for what turned out to be his final ride.

She described Hollingsworth as “very loving”.

“He would do anything for anybody”, she said, adding that she had not slept since she received news of his passing, and neither had her son.   

“He does talk with everybody and put you on the right road. As a young person he gave some really good advice. He gave a lot of advice to my son,” she said.

Another neighbour echoed her sentiments, adding he was so shocked by the motorcyclist’s death that he had not eaten since receiving the news.

“He was a bike person and he could have ride very well, He was a cool guy and he was not a reckless [cyclist],” the man said.

“He will surely be missed in this community,” he added.

Source: (KB)

6 Responses to Cyclist’s death shocks community

  1. Winston worrell January 25, 2017 at 1:56 am

    My experiences from working and lumina with him Robert is one off the coolest guys around town….R.I.P bro

  2. jrsmith January 25, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Its about time something is done by our so call politicians as relating to non management of the roads and why we are still having serious and fatal accidents on our roads…
    We are hearing and feeling the pain of the families loosing they love ones to this madness of road accidents , every time someone looses they life the same words are spoken ,at lease find some of the reason do something (GOVERNMENT)…………………

  3. Richard Johnston January 25, 2017 at 8:24 am

    You can be the nicest guy in the country but when you weave in and out of traffic on narrow, winding roads you are the whim of chance. Two-wheel vehicles should follow the rules of four-wheels the way they do in every North American jurisdiction even if it’s not as much “fun.”

  4. owen Phillips January 25, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Why don’t you keep off the blog you are so damn stupid why should you blame the politician for everything damn thing that happen to you in your life. What about personal responsibility. you are so damn ignorant. get off the blog I am tired of you and all your nonsense.

  5. Watchman January 25, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Thank you Mr. Phillips.

  6. Jay January 25, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    That comment calling for government to monitor roads and control accidents is really the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. Drivers, riders and pedestrians must be mindful of their own safety…. when I get behind the wheel of my car, what in the name of heaven is a politician to do with me???


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