Another road death

Barbados has recorded another road fatality – its 11th for the year – surpassing last year’s total of ten road deaths.

A 49-year-old man lost his life along Culloden Road, St Michael just after 8 p.m. tonight when the bicycle he was riding collided with a motorcar driven by a 39-year-old woman. 

Up to newstime police had not released their names. They however appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call the Hastings Police Station at 439 7608 or 439 7611.

56 Responses to Another road death

  1. Mhiz RasQueen Jules
    Mhiz RasQueen Jules February 24, 2017 at 12:48 am

    lord help us

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  2. Stress Babi
    Stress Babi February 24, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Chaaa I Now Pass There And Hoped It Was Nothing So Chaaa

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  3. Kathy Griffith
    Kathy Griffith February 24, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Lord they give the women props last yr and now look like it gone to their heads.

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  4. Cecilia Carew
    Cecilia Carew February 24, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Oh Dear ..Another family in mourning and one has to ponder..My thoughts ,my condolences, my prayers ..

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  5. Sonnie Leawat
    Sonnie Leawat February 24, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Bottom line , stop driving so fast people and have consideration for other road users .

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    • Fuji Kidd
      Fuji Kidd February 24, 2017 at 4:23 am

      Bottom line indeed

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    • Sharon Ellis
      Sharon Ellis February 24, 2017 at 6:39 am

      Bottom line also when riding late at night be sensible and wear protective gear so that motorists will spot you from far!!!!!!

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      • Fed of you all motorist February 24, 2017 at 9:43 am

        What wanna have to do is watch the road reflective or not street light wanna do the se shite hush you ass with the stupid excuse. Yuh crossing ppl hazzard on halfway in the cross walk and wanna look the other way

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      • Wavney Rouse February 24, 2017 at 5:47 pm

        ort then Sharon… true & STOP DRIVING SOOO FAST….Bottom Line.. my sympathy.. i sorry for both..

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  6. Linda Huyton-Hill
    Linda Huyton-Hill February 24, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Is it law in Bim to wear reflective gear when cycling at night?

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    • Dg Griff
      Dg Griff February 24, 2017 at 8:16 am

      even if it was, Barbados has so many laws that are poorly enforced, this one would be no different

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    • Linda Huyton-Hill
      Linda Huyton-Hill February 24, 2017 at 8:35 am

      Then here lies the problem… sigh

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  7. Hal Austin February 24, 2017 at 4:26 am

    If you are driving within the speed limit it is unlike that an accident such as this will lead to a death.
    Our motorists are out of control and the police are trapped like rabbits facing oncoming headlights.
    Bad driving is a bigger social problem than drugs, violence or economic crimes.

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    • Lon February 24, 2017 at 6:22 am

      Sorry but the first part of your comment is so far from the truth. A person walking, running or even riding a bike could fall and hit their head and die. and they are well below the speed limit. You just need to fall and hit the wrong way and it could be over.

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  8. Liz Richards
    Liz Richards February 24, 2017 at 4:32 am

    I’ve never seen so much death…in such a small place….. so regularly …..ever…..anywhere….wow. This is sad….very sad….

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    • Pat BB
      Pat BB February 24, 2017 at 7:12 am

      And in such a short space of time….11 in almost 2 months, Bim way too small for that record

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    • Liz Richards
      Liz Richards February 24, 2017 at 7:40 am

      It breaks my heart….so many lives lost unnecessarily……

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    • Pat BB
      Pat BB February 24, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Girl nobody don’t care about no one or check for others, it is a “I’m on the road so move over or get run over” attitude….I does see it every time I leave home

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    • Liz Richards
      Liz Richards February 24, 2017 at 7:57 am

      I don’t live there but I visit and the Country has changed so much…..I guess it’s everywhere but too many ppl die in accidents in Barbados man.

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    • Pat BB
      Pat BB February 24, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Yes it has made a tremendous change, it’s scary in this small place

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    • Liz Richards
      Liz Richards February 24, 2017 at 8:01 am

      It’s sad….

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    • Pat BB
      Pat BB February 24, 2017 at 8:11 am

      Yes it is, have a good day and B careful on the road

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  9. Stephanie F. Chase
    Stephanie F. Chase February 24, 2017 at 5:08 am

    And in the blink of an eye we surpassed last year’s total road fatalities. This is another extremely sad and unfortunate situation. Drivers and pedestrians need to exercise greater caution. Be vigilant because you not only may save your life but someone else’s in the process. Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.

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    • Pat BB
      Pat BB February 24, 2017 at 7:08 am

      Stef, they vigilant coz they seeing their cell phones
      Even Police and Soldiers does do it

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  10. Winston Forde
    Winston Forde February 24, 2017 at 6:19 am

    We must be neutral in our comments, because a man ride a bicycle straight out a gap across my jeep a night, and had no light,I don’t even know how i avoided hitting him,so pedestrians, cyclist and motorists alike must exercise good road sense

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    • Linda Huyton-Hill
      Linda Huyton-Hill February 24, 2017 at 6:25 am

      This was my question Winston, I have seen so many cyclists in the hours of darkness with no light , or reflective clothing. It’s so important.

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    • Winston Forde
      Winston Forde February 24, 2017 at 6:25 am

      For sure

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    • Wayne T Griffith
      Wayne T Griffith February 24, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Witnesses report that he rode straight out of a side road. The driver never had a chance to avoid the collision

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    • Winston Forde
      Winston Forde February 24, 2017 at 7:18 am

      That’s why we just can’t run off with assumptions,each person on the street can be dangerous, walkers, riders, and motorists, I even see ppl with earphones driving,walking,riding,dangerous practises

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    • Krystal A. Chase
      Krystal A. Chase February 24, 2017 at 7:38 am

      They do it all the time. Once a cyclist rode straight out of a gap and flew over my bonnet… Then had the nerve to tell me “don’t watch nain, I safe” and rode off. Meanwhile I was left with a dent to repair. Sorry for this guy’s family who will be left in mourning.

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    • Michael Turton
      Michael Turton February 24, 2017 at 8:12 am

      A crossing with lights is provided outside St Michael’s school, yet yesterday evening a senior student is about 12 metres from the crossing is trying to get traffic to stop for him to cross. I ignored him ” use the crossing “

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    • Mariam Makeba
      Mariam Makeba February 24, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Guardian Angels wete in control that night Winston.

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  11. Hewers of wood February 24, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Ingrunt people need to stop driving and texting and holding handsets. Recently I saw a man driving a truck and texting. Pure wutlessness.

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  12. Pat BB
    Pat BB February 24, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Long gone r the days when a car hit u and u survive..
    Ppl needs to STOP SPEEDING..
    My condolences to his family.. R.I.P

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  13. Carmina Browne
    Carmina Browne February 24, 2017 at 7:11 am

    wow another family lost a love one my heart goes out to you

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  14. Winston Forde
    Winston Forde February 24, 2017 at 7:15 am

    That phone thing is so dangerous,I see it daily, even pedestrians walk with head down in their phones when crossing

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  15. Rosebud February 24, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Oh how sad, when I heard about that accident, I said it had to be a woman that was driving the car. every minute of the day you can see drivers driving and texting. and most of the time its a woman who does the texting. I hate to see it.

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  16. Queenie ShaSha
    Queenie ShaSha February 24, 2017 at 7:25 am

    People are flying and talking on phones ….look

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  17. Kevin Layne February 24, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Why are you people blaming the driver? A friend of mine who witnessed the accident said that the rider came out of a side road without stopping and ended up under the car. People have to take responsibility for their actions. Too many bicycle riders come from side roads without due care and attention. The just ride straight out without checking what the traffic situation is. Loss of life is always sad, and where there is blame it should attributed. But let us recognise that we all have a responsibility to do what is right on the streets. We are all users, whether pedestrian, rider or driver.

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  18. Jahlove February 24, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Wunna Mekkin a lot of sport or wunna really serious bout wa wunna doing check wunna self god sees and knows everything bout wunna

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  19. Peter February 24, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Speeding may not be the cause here folks, It may just be the angle at which the bicyclist was struck. Maybe his head connected with the concrete curb. Here are some questions….. Was the bicycle lit? Did he moved suddenly in front of the vehicle? Did blood tests show drugs or alcohol in either or both the victim and the driver? Were there any tire marks distance? From the picture is seems as though he was either struck and dragged as the bicycle was under the car, or he was struck and fell on the spot. I am blaming no one here. It may have been pureku co-incidental and they were both good road users. These things happen.

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  20. dreadlocks February 24, 2017 at 8:11 am

    people need to stop speculating . he was dead wrong

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  21. Fed up February 24, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Every accident that happen people who comment here always saying that the people were speeding or intoxicated. Stupppzz long do. None of us were there to see what happen so instead of airing wunna stink mouths and jucking in wunna two cents that nobody wants, do the people a favour and hush.

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  22. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan February 24, 2017 at 8:28 am

    We must be careful of our image as a people, we are quickly going from Barbados the friendly society to Barbados the callous and unfeeling.
    Last night as quickly as this accident occurred the videos started making the rounds. Emergency technicians were there trying to get a response as the man lay by the kerb but cell phones were out in their numbers and the interest was not in this man’s welfare but in getting the videos out. Let us be more considerate of others, being the first to spread the bad news is not necessary for one day it could affect any of us.

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    • Peter February 24, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      It’s the latest form of gossip and spreading rumors. It is NOT a morally sound thing to do but one can easily evaluate the small mindedness of your average Barbadians and just how ignorant and low they will go to spread news.

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  23. hcalndre February 24, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Condolences to the family. My opinion about most of these fatal accidents can be blame on speed, nearly everyone that is struck don`t have a chance of survival. Beckles road has become a strip for high speeding motorist, what about installing a camera on Beckles Rd on a trial, that will bring in some dollars and drivers will not speed when they know that a camera is there some where.

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  24. orlando February 24, 2017 at 9:23 am

    i honestly think all the bad things in barbados rest solely on the police force. policing is not suppose to be a cushion job.2 or 3 oclock in the morning people driving home from clubs drunk like skunks. and the same police too.police in the hone areas seeing and knowing whats going in the villages and turning a blind eye cause he is friends wid the culprits. a trini man once told me he coming to barbados to be a police cause thats the best job in the world. 20 years in the po;ice force and dont know how to give a ticket. LORD HAVE MERCY

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  25. Mack February 24, 2017 at 10:25 am

    The cell phones and texing is a serious problem. Some individuals are addicted to be on their device reguardles of the fact the they are driving. Looking at this accident scene, it appear that the driver was not paying attention to the road or have a problem seeing. both vehicles appear to be on the right and proper side with the biker in front. It is the drivers responsibility to see what is ahead of them and avoid hitting it.

    I spent years as an accident Investigator.

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  26. Tony Waterman February 24, 2017 at 11:38 am

    @Linda Huyton-Hill!!!!! Since when must there be a law to use Common Sense ????

    @Sonnie Leawat!!!! The Police are asking for a Witness or witnesses to the Collision, you should call them, because you are aware that the Motorist was speeding.

    @Sharon Ellis!!!! Bottom line also when riding late at night be sensible and wear protective gear so that motorists will spot you from far!!!!!!
    That is what is NOT very Common in Todays Educated World!! “Common Sense”

    @ Linda Huyton-Hill!!!!! are you on this Planet ??? This is Barbados, they don’t even use Headlights like back in the day (Most of them)

    @Peter!!!!!Thank you for being the Voice of SANITY (as against Insanity)everyone wants to be Judge and Executioner before knowing the Facts, that’s as bad as the fatal Collision was.

    @ Jai Khan!!!I am worried that a man has lost his Life, and how his Family is feeling at this sad turn of events, YOU on the other Hand are worried about “IMAGE” that in itself is very SAD.
    We (Barbados/Bajans) have been a callous and unfeeling bunch almost since “These Fields and Hills beyond recall became our very own.” And that was NOT Yesterday.

    If the Government(s) were doing their Job with the Interest of the PEOPLE up front and center, there would be a Law (Enforceable and Enforced) against that Practice.ISP under that Law would be forced BY LAW to Give up the Identity of anyone using their Network for such practices.

    @hcalndre!!!! I too would back you on the implementing of Speed Cameras, except for two things.
    (1) Government have a very BAD Record when it comes to COLLECTING Monies owed to them
    (2) this probably will never happen, because someone’s “FRIEND” might get caught.

    @Mack!!!!why is everyone assuming things, let me assume something, “The Biker darted in front of the Vehicle” and gave the Driver no Chance of stopping in time, how about that ??

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  27. Lynne grandison February 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I feel sorry for the driver I know there was no lights on that bicycle and she now has to live with that

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  28. Annie G February 24, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Just gonna rest this here… butttt…barbados does not utilize breath analyserst. The police CANNOT make you get one..there is no law against you telling the police you ain’t want no doctor to test your blood. Let’s say a person gets charged for causing death by dangerous driving..you get bail right away…and you more than likely get a fine at high court. police don’t make the law.. sooooo. Sigh…ppl please use the requisite care when using the road..drivers and pedestrians alike.

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  29. kathy-Ann Clarke February 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    So sorry for those who mourn, it is sad !

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  30. G Newsam February 24, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    @ Tony Waterman same thing I am thinking. after reading some of these comments you just have to ask yourself are these people for real and what level of education do they have. have a nice day Barbados

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  31. JM February 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Hey Mack, I would be very hesitant to send you to an accident scene….you need to get the facts before conclusions Find you and Hal Austin comical to the point that it almost hurts.

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  32. Hal Austin February 24, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    JM

    Accidents happen all over the world, not just in Barbados. There are accepted principles.

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  33. Sonia Payne February 24, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    My condolences goes out to both families
    Bim needs to adopt the share the road policy.
    Remember the old saying, “Courtesy Cost Nothing”.

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